Thursday, July 26, 2012

Update on Ethan-we are STILL @ the hospital

Ethan has NOT had a great recovery.  He has been struggling greatly with pain management, his oxygen levels, and struggling to drink/eat.  The oxygen levels were going down to 74 and WITH oxygen being blown RIGHT in his face it would be at about 84-87.  His 'sats' would go down whenever he slept.  He wouldn't drink for anything but finally ate an applesauce.  He DID sleep/rest last night so for that we are grateful.
I was NOT prepared for staying past noon today SO i had NOTHING set up for our other children at all.  SO today was QUITE long and the morning was overwhelming but yesterday was REALLY hard.
TOnight, Ethan improved GREATLY!  Right now, his sats are doing pretty good AND the oxygen is not even on!  He ATE tonight!  He drank BUT not enough to let us go home.  His pain management is the big thing!  I am exhausted and worn out (and in need of dark chocolate ;))  We are ALWAYS BLESSED!  COnnie for the crew
PS.  I have done a HORRIBLE job of keeping my promise of writing on FB AND my blog SO IF you would like me to email you what was written in the past two days or if you would like to be kept up more often you can leave me a message on here and i will do my best.
We are praying that we can go home tomorrow BUT the Dr doing rounds today said that he would not be surprised if it was the weekend yet.  UGH!

1 comment:

  1. Connie,
    My heart goes out to you. I am sorry things are such a struggle right now. I, of course, would love to be kept more in the loop (since I'm not on FB). Don't worry about getting me past information... but if you could email once in a while ;)

    Hope you are home soon!!