Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Tuesday Update





I have soooo much to tell. Right now, more of the FUN stuff. He made ornaments, he played air hockey, saw Santa again, oh and I found one more Batman photo! And I want to squeeze in a Thank You to the Staff who took very good care of Gage. In particular Lindsey, Kim, Stephanie, and many more! He did not want to leave today, despite his note to them yesterday. The first one was from when he first met his nurse Lindsey....this was his love note! And the second was from yesterday when he was waking from his sedation after receiving his PICC line (I'll explain everything later, like I said I have lots to tell later).


It says "can I go home today? My arm hurts bad, I want to go home at 4:43." Thank all you ladies for being understanding and very patient with the patient.
At this point we are still hoping the antibiotics will continue to improve his condition. He has NO swelling, no redness, but still pain....only when you press on his ci right where the array runs down, or when he walks/runs too much (he needs to NOT OVERDO IT which is almost impossible w/ADHD). So there is a big improvement. Will it last? That's what we are crossing our fingers for. If the redness and/or swelling comes back, we'll likely be removing the ci. Otherwise we are good !! I will update when I can, right now I am a full time nurse, mixing meds, administering them into the iv and this is done morning, evening, midnight.

10 comments:

Prince Andrew and the Queen Mum said...

you have been awarded the prestigious Butterfly Award. See my blog for details;)

praying for you guys still! crank up the coffee pot... you might need it.

leahlefler said...

I'm glad he gets to come home, Val, even if you do have to take on the nurse role! Hopefully the antibiotics will kill the infection and he can keep the CI in that ear. I'm sure you're all sick of hospitals by this point!

Laura's medical journey said...

AW hes very brave!
Glad hes come home and will recover better there around his familliars! I bet it was great fun on the childrens ward it always is at christmas time! :D making thing almost makes me want to go back! haha
Glad the swelling has gone down and that it will continue to get better!

mishkazena said...

It sounds like the hospital does its best to make the stays as pleasant as possible for the kids.

I hope the good progress continues.

Naomi said...

fingers crossed down under too!

Loudest Mom said...

Val- I remember this like it was yesterday (((Hugs)))). The whole , "make sure there are no air bubbles", etc. drill. like you don't have enough to worry about. And yet you STILL learned how to spell picc line correctly-LOL. I'm so hopeful for you all- Keep that implant! And, I love the pictures. Hang in there, and I know I don't live close and we've never met, but if I can do anything, please don't hesitate to let me know.

Nicole said...

So glad he feels better. I know you guys are glad to be home. Good luck with your nursing duties!

tammy said...

Us mom's can play any role thrown at us huh!?! Praying that everything heals as needed and everythings back to "normal" for you all real soon!

Jodi Cutler Del Dottore said...

Thinking of you Val. Hug Studly for us (Hey Hey!!!???)Love, Jodi

Anonymous said...

hey Val, so sorry to hear.... hope you have better news