Monday, January 7, 2013

Hopkins Day Two - January 7, 2013

What does sleep do for you...well for us....a good night for all of us was much needed and we got it last night. Becca and I at home; and Brian and Ian at Hopkins. We were all asleep by 10:00 and except for Joey needing to go out, I was not for Brian, except for the respiratory therapist coming in at midnight and 4:00 he was did all of us some good.

So Ian had a good night last night, did not need any suctioning with his therapies or wake up for cough assist in between therapies. Brian said Ian started to need the cough assist around 6:00am as well as some suctioning around then. After that, he did well. When I got to the hospital around 12:30, I was seeing a different child then the one I left last night....he was good, color was back, fever was gone, waiting for lunch and wanting to eat. He did well for lunch....salad and mac and cheese. About 30 - 40 minutes after lunch, Ian decided to make the nursing and respiratory therapists work....he seemed to have some gunk stuck and with lots of cough assist and suctioning still could not get it out...we had some desats leading to some blow bye oxygen and an extra chest PT session. After the extra chest PT session....the stuck gunk was out and Ian was breathing now we are back on room air, breathing better and watching movies. We just ordered dinner....chicken tenders and salad, so will see how that goes along with how our night goes...I am hoping Ian gives me a good night like he gave Brian last night...

Thank you to all who have called, texted, checked in....we are very grateful...

1 comment:

Marci Scher said...

Tamara Jayne Flax I'm glad that Ian had a good night. I hope you both have a good night tonight too.

Debbi Heyman Stern Thinking of you and get well wishes!!

Courtney Rachel Give little man a hug from me. Hope he gets better soon!!!

Mary Fab Sending each of you strength and good vibes. XO

Lara Wynne So glad sleep was had by all and that he is feeling better. Please let us know if we can do anything! Love, Lara

Laurie Fox Schimmel Sleep well!! Sending lots of love!!xoxo

Lanaye Hoover Hope things continue to improve!!

Kendra Bober Lots of love to you all!

Carrie Levin Weitzman Thinking of you all and hoping Ian will feel better soon. Thanks for the updates!

Annelise Sullivan hoping you get decent sleep tonight. I remember feeling shattered for much of the first years of my kids' lives due to lack of sleep. I'm so glad you recognize that you and Brian need sleep as much if not more than Ian while he's recovering. He's in the best place for him right now. You're all in my prayers

Emily Michelson Levin Glad to hear that you all got some much needed rest. I hope things continue to improve day by day.

Sheri Greenberg Gelvar Thinking of each of you.

Melissa Klawans Cohen Hugs to all of you!! Stay strong.

Amy Meyers Steinberg Thinking of you all.

Barbara Paige Thoughts and prayers with you! Please let me know if you need any help with Becca.