Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The latest

Silvi and I are home from visiting Ian. Annie will stay over tonight (it stinks having to spend our anniversary away from each other: "For better or for worse...," I suppose. Ian is doing exceptionally well. He guzzled a bottle of milk and was wide awake while we were there. Still no word about him coming home tomorrow, but that's the plan.

I'm wiped. A few episodes of the Road Runner on Youtube and then Silvi's off to bed. Beep, beep...

Update - 7:45pm: Annie just called and said Ian is running a 102 fever and won't stop crying and spit up all the milk he drank. The cardiologist is on his way to do a check up...

8:25pm - Annie's mom is going over to the hospital for a bit to keep Annie company. Still waiting for the cardiologist to check on Ian. Ian has finally drifted off to sleep.

8:45pm - Annie isn't feeling quite so alone so called her mom back and told her she didn't have to come to the hospital. The cardiologist thinks it could be an infection or dehydration. They drew blood to check the white blood cells and have just put in an IV. They'll know within the hour if there is an infection. So far, this is no cause for much worry, so if anyone needs to go to bed... :) I'm just surfing the web and talking to Annie tonight, so I'll probably update the blog as the info comes in.

9:15pm - Nothing yet... Silvi just cried out in her sleep what sounded like, "No more Big Bird." I'm too tired to read, so am watching music from around the world.

9:30pm - Still no word.. I don't want to call back to wake Ian... I'll guess I'll call if I haven't heard from Annie in the next 15 minutes.

9:45pm - No infection! That's great news. And the fever has almost broken... down to 99 degrees. They suspect dehydration. Annie is going to bed and I'm going to try to relax the rest of the evening to some music from Italy. Signing off.

5 comments:

RK said...

We're praying now for quick resolution of the fever. Braska did the same thing, it delayed us for a day or so, but eventually she moved along just fine. God, heal this little precious Ian and let him sleep comfortably tonight.

Steve said...

Tom, don’t get frustrated if their setbacks. In my limited experience (Abbey having several hospital stays) we would see setbacks just before it was time to go home. It tried our patience and trust in what was going on. We finally would just take one hour at a time and plan nothing. When we wouldn't pack for another night we would stay another week. When we would pack for a week we would be out the next day.

Also, if you’re going to be in the hospital much longer invest in a universal remote for the TV. It was the best thing I did, except when I was changing the patience TV next to us in the ICU room. Long story but they thought it was funny as well. FYI, in order to use the remote you need to switch a switch on the back of the TV.

Tom said...

Thanks for the prayer, RK, and the advice, Steve. That's a great idea, about the remote. The nurses will appreciate it too so they won't keep having to come in to change the channel for me... :)

Kim Ayres said...

Waah! Panic!

Phew...

Carole said...

The roller coaster ride -- no good. That fact that he is doing much better -- very good.