Sorry I haven't had much time to post, but between Christmas stuff, Big Kid stuff and everyday stuff, there's only so many hours! Slowly but surely, I'm getting around to visiting all of you kind people who've kept up with us.
Big Kid is having his ups and downs. We haven't been able to lower his oxygen any because in 20 minutes or so, his saturation level drops to the low 80s.
He's working hard on his PT and OT exercises. Both therapists are pleased with his progress. I suggested they incorporate loading the dishwasher in the exercises, because bending up and down is good for him, right?
Yesterday we had a bit of a scare because when he woke up, he was coughing up some blood. Blood of any kind is worrying, because he's taking fairly high doses of cumadon (sp). If it was coming from his lungs, that's even more of a crisis. So we had to run around and find out where it was coming from. Apparently he had a bloody nose while he was sleeping, and instead of coming out his nostrils, it went down the other way.
Gross, but whew!
Kitty stayed the weekend and helped keep Big Kid occupied, which was a blessing. When he's bored he makes everyone miserable, even though he is trying hard not to. He gets so anxious that I can't even use the bathroom without having him knocking on the door asking me if I'm going to be long. ::sigh::
She's coming again this afternoon so hopefully I'll be able to run out and get some errands done that I haven't been getting around to. Like buying Xmas cards. ;-)