Sunday, May 10, 2009

A Great Mother's Day And A Hospital Update

So today was a wonderful Mother's Day starting with a picnic at the park with my daughter and my mom. The weather was beautiful! Then we went up to the hospital to kiss the little man and make him smile.

Isaac's oxygen requirements are still higher than usual and he's still working on a round of IV antibiotics for this infection. There is still no plan for discharge at this point, but hopefully he can go home soon on oral antibiotics. I will really be pushing for that when I talk to the doctor tomorrow, even if I have to
put on my mean face. (:

The first couple of days there he seemed like his usual happy self, but we could tell by tonight that he's starting to feel a little restless by not being around his usual routine. He sometimes gets overstimulated there by the lights and noise so he doesn't sleep very well. Poor baby.

Isaac is aware more than ever of his "people"so it's been nice to have Daddy, Grandma (my mom) and Aunt Cassie take turns visiting him when I need a small break. Aunt Cassie works in the ER, so she's been able to peak in on him once and awhile on her lunch breaks.
He also has Lynn, his favorite home nurse checking in on him too. I called her tonight and she's going up there first thing in the morning to give him one of his head to toe massages, not only because it will make him feel better, but because the IV steroids are causing him to swell up, so this will hopefully help relieve some of the extra fluid that he is retaining. I really don't like seeing him look like that.

So that is all I have to report today.......Thank you so much for your continued prayers and the nice comments on our blog.



Junior said...

So happy to hear that you had a nice Mothers day, sure hope Issac is feeling better and back home in a hurry.
Happy Mothers day

Kacey Bode said...

I'm glad you had a nice mother's day! I hope Issac gets to come home soon. Let me know if you need anything at all!!!!

Pauline said...

Colleen & family, we are thinking of you all and keeping dear Isaac in our prayers.Hoping that he will be home again soon & back to his familiar surroundings and routine. Glad you had nice Mothers Day.
sending our love & blessings across the miles.
Pauline & Lena xoxoxxo

A Journey With Hope said...


You are such a strong mommy! A true inspiration!