06 February 2010

Small Improvements

Yesterday they removed Nathan's central IV. Now he just has the picc line in his arm which will be there indefinitely. He is also down to one antibiotic. Along with the antibiotic he takes an anti-seizure medicine and something for swelling.

He will probably have his CT scan on Monday so the plan over the weekend is just to continue on with his medicine and see how he does.

I don't think Nathan rests well at night. Well, I know I don't rest well so I can't see how he does. At home he typically sleeps about 11 hours at night with a nap during the day. This is a typical night in the hospital. He gets his antibiotics at 9:00PM. That takes 30 minutes and then the machine beeps and the nurse comes in and removes the tube to his picc line. Then they flush it. Then he gets another med. At midnight, he gets another medicine and then they take his vitals (blood pressure and temperature). Then at 4:00AM they take his vitals again. At 6:00AM he gets another medicine. Then around 7 or 8, doctors come in and check him out. At 8:00, more vitals and then our new nurse comes in and checks him. He does nap some during the day but it's just more of the same with people coming in. I wish he could rest. He cries nearly every time someone comes in and is suspicious about what they are going to do to him (understandably so). It takes a little bit for him to fall back asleep. I know this is just part of the territory. We are thankful that he is well cared for but I also know how good it feels to get good rest at night and can't wait for him to get that.

We are not sure when we will be going home. Like I mentioned, he has a CT scan on Monday and that will be important. We are praying the antibiotics are working on his infection and that it hasn't started to grow again. I think after that, we will have a better idea as to how long we will be here.

Thanks again for all your prayers!

2 comments:

WilxFamily said...

I'm so happy Nathan continues to improve. We will pray for a really good nights sleep for him tonight so that his little body can continue to heal.

Love for Lilly Yin said...

Praying for your sweet boy..