Saturday, November 07, 2009

Day 15

Another endless day, but another day I can rejoice that our boy is still alive.

Big Kid's healing seems to be picking up some momentum. He's down to 50% oxygen on the bi-level, and they've been cutting down on his sedation. Most of the patients with this in the ICU turned the corner right after the 2-weeks-on-the-ventilator mark, and they're hoping the same will happen with our guy.

Apparently the new drug he was on can't be used for sustained periods. So he got a couple of days of complete rest without panic attacks. They called in his neuropsychiatrist to consult on the issue, and they switched him to a milder sedative and Haldol. He's not freaking out when he comes up, but his feet are almost constantly moving like a dog having puppy dreams.

Hubby made me stay home yesterday to sleep, since I haven't had a full night since Big Kid got sick. He's worried about the stress level and my heart condition. I scared the heck out him the other night (and yes, myself as well).

I woke up in the middle night feeling as if my chest was being crushed. This is it, I told myself. I'm not going to be able to see Big Kid through this. I tried to lift my arm to touch Hubby to wake him and I couldn't, so I cried out.

It was my bra.

No kidding.

I accidentally fell asleep with it on, and with all my tossing and turning, the darn thing rode up and was strangling the girls.

So Hubby stayed with the boy and I zonked out for about 6 hours with my own oxygen tank. It was wonderful.

We're off to the city to be with our guy.

Thanks again for all of your prayers and healing thoughts. I'm sure that each and every one of them are helping.


St Jude said...

Oh for heaven's sake sweetie, please remember to take care of yourself too... and no more bra escapades ;0)

Glad to hear that he's on the slow mend. Hopefully he'll be off the ventilator soon. Fingers, toes, legs, arms and eyes crossed.

Anonymous said...

Your bra? You had me freaking out for a bit there. Seriously, I'm glad you had a chance to catch up on some much needed rest. You do need to take care of yourself, so you can have the strength you will need, when he is healing. It sounds like he is healing and everything is going in the direction it should. Still, sitting by that bed, watching and listening to those machines is so stressful. I'm still praying for you all and keeping you close to my hear.
Take care. Love you.

Jeanie said...

I know I said it before, but I'll say it again...take care of yourself so you can take care of him. All the best wishes coming your way.

litzi said...

Colorado woman garroted by her own brassiere? I’m glad you were able to get some sleep…and that Big Kid is holding his own.


Willoughby said...

It's great to hear more positive news. I'll keep my fingers crossed that today is his day to turn the corner and kick the vent's butt!

Take care of yourself!

Mrs. Hall said...

haldol causes a lot of EPS (extra pyramidal side effects) maybe they can give him to stop the twitch feet?

worth looking into anyway.

ok, Another day of stable!! WOO HOO!!

take care ;)

Charlie said...

We're still hanging in there with the BK. And for cripes sake, quit fooling around with your hooters.

LB @Wait, She Said What? said...

Further proof that bras are evil.

I'm glad to hear he's moving forward. I'll continue to pray for Big Kid, you and your family.

I know a Mother's instinct is to put herself last to focus on her child but if you don't take care of yourself then you can't take care of him. I'm glad your hubby pushed you to sleep.

Take care and lots of prayers and hugs.

Clippy Mat said...

hope today is a great day.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Great progress!!!!! I know things are getting better when your sense of humor peeks through! Hang in there Attila and take care! Sending prayers and love!

yorksnbeans said...

So glad to hear about the great progress and I enjoyed the laugh about the bra!! :-)

Green-Eyed Momster said...

You're all in my thoughts. Hugs and love, T

The Quacks of Life said...

good to read he's making progress

stinkypaw said...

Don't neglect taking care of yourself, you're important in all of this, don't forget that!

AmyMcD said...

lolz! Your bra incident makes me think of the time I was sent to the hospital because they thought I had an ovarian cyst from all the pain in my abdomen and I said to my mother, wouldn't it be funny, with all these people pressing on my tummy, for me to toot and that be it?? She said no.....well SURPRISE!!! It was gas :)
hehehe hope it gives you a giggle to vent a little stress and allow you to feel all our squishy squishy hugs of support!!!

Praying very hard!

Jan said...

Your family has been on my mind. Glad to hear there's improvement and you're hanging in there, too.

Kim Wombles said...

Thinking of you and yours and wishing you and your family well, and your son a complete recovery. I'm so sorry you are all going through this. Sending you warm hugs.

Brenda said...

Those bras can be a crushing experience during sleep for sure. Glad things are better every day for you!

Magaly Guerrero said...

I know this sound like an echo, but do take care of yourself, so you take care of your boy. My prayers are with you and your. I send healing energies from the bottom of my heart.

I'm here via Joanna Jenkins, from The Fifty Factor.

P.S. I've never had such bra experience, the truth is that I wear a bra because I like to pretend I have need for it.

diane said...

I've been reading, but this is the first comment. What you/your son are going through is so scary. My heart goes out to you, and I pray that he will have a full recovery.
About the "strangled girls", is it inappropriate that I laughed at that?
Hang in there. xo d

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