Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Elliot report

Outpatient observation has now been upgraded to in-patient status. RSV, Influenza A and yep, another pneumonia. Jeff resides at the hospital; I reside in a robe and jammies at home with Isaac who (bless his heart) is still sleeping at 9 a.m.

They did remove IV fluid. Goal: get him to ingest a wee bit of fluid. Diapers are wet – of course. Funny, the on-call kept saying, “But, Michelle, he has wet diapers…”

Well, sure, you have pumped enough fluid in him to water our lawn on a corner lot! No kidney in the world is gonna hold THAT much fluid!

Temp is stable; sats are up and down. My inclination, regardless of how horrid his cough sounds and how often they whip out that nasty suction machine, that they WILL send him home today.

Again, goal is to drink. I’ll be fine, won’t I, if I can get him to drink…consistently drink? Prayers for a tired momma who is going to be in jammies all day, please? And wow, is it really Monday tomorrow!? UGH!

7 comments:

Kelly Zimm said...

Enjoy the jammies today, Michelle! You deserve a jammy day!!

Melissa @ Banana Migraine said...

Thinking of you and your two sweet boys!!

Debbie Yost said...

Sending prayers for you and sweet little Elliot.

Pam said...

Thinking of you guys. I stayed in Jammies all day today.

Sending lots of prayers for some rest and to feel refreshed soon.

Love you guys

Christopher said...

Always in my prayers.

rustinlane.blogspot.com said...

Sending Prayers up for you guys.

Michelle said...

I'm so sorry to hear how sick both boys have been; prayers that they are on the road to recovery!