Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Today? Tomorrow?

(I'm sorry, honey, but when I saw you this morning at the hospital I couldn't help thinking about Nick Nolte's mug shot.)

Annie had a rough night. Ian still has a low grade fever and has been holding his breath from time-to-time. He can't keep anything in his stomach, so is still on an IV. They drew three vials of blood this morning but are afraid they may have clotted, so may need to redraw them.

I'm back at work. Annie's mom is with her all morning and then I'm meeting them over lunch to give them a ride home for naps. It's still up in the air as to whether Ian will come home - depends on his feeding and fever. I'll write more as I learn more...

Update 11:00am - Ian will have to stay over at least another night, so that means Annie will remain as well. The cardiologist is worried that Ian may have sleep apnea, a sleeping disorder that is common to children with Down syndrome. He continues to struggle to keep things down and that may be a side-effect of the medication he is on to clear his lungs. More later...

5 comments:

Shannon **Gabi's Mom** said...

I hope Ian is on the mend soon.

Leah said...

Ok, now that one could get you in trouble when she comes home. LOL We continue to pray for Ian over here. Did they say anything about the breathholding being pain related? Sometimes Angela does that after surgery if her pain isn't managed enough. Poor Ian...I hope things settle down quickly so he can come home. Often they can turn around SO FAST and suddenly they're home!

Carole said...

You need to be shot and quartered for depicting Annie in such a light, but on the other hand, humor is absolutely essential to what you are going through. So keep it up.

Ian, Ian, Ian...Get better soon Little One.

bella said...

It just kind of keeps coming.
Whatever it takes to stay sane, give yourself permission to do, be, have.
Saying prayers for Ian.
And for you and Annie and Silvi.

Tom said...

I was a tad concerned that Annie might not see the humor in this, but she thought it was pretty funny...

Never know these days what is too much. Thanks everyone...

Tune in tomorrow when I compare my wife to...