Monday, November 16, 2009
The G-tube procedure went well, and the kid had a restful day yesterday. It's probably going to be a couple of days until the Risperidone totally kicks in, so they're keeping him lightly sedated.
They took Big Kid to get a CT done late last night---which is the first time he's been stable enough to be transferred out of the room for a procedure. All of the other ones have been done in the room with portable units. We'll get the results this morning.
There was a little improvement on his X-rays again----after hitting another plateau, he's starting more baby steps in the right direction. They've been suctioning a large amount of crap out of his chest yesterday and through the night, which is really good. He's on 45% oxygen right now, and that's really good too.
I wasn't feeling very well yesterday. I don't know if it was a result of the vaccination I got a few days ago, or the onset of something else. Body aches, chills, massive headache---you know the drill. I can't take any over-the-counter cold and flu medications because of my heart, so I just went back to bed and conked out under plenty of covers for around 16 hours with a couple of periods of wakefulness in between. Hubby braved the snowy roads and stayed with the Big Kid until they brought him back from the CT and tucked him in.
Feeling just fine this morning, and we're going to head in late after the sun has had a chance to melt some of the ice on the roads.
I've armed myself with a secret weapon----printed out a haggis recipe and tucked it in my purse. If I feel like I'm going to lose my cool, I'm going to pull it out and measure the offender---Sweetmeats or any other---for a pot. I got lots of pots to choose from. I've even combed my hair.
But it seems like thanks to you all, my reservoir of patience has been refilled. Bless you.