Wednesday, April 8, 2009
I WILL UPDATE HERE THROUGHOUT TODAY...CHECK FOR UPDATES BELOW
10:30 AM Good morning all! Sorry I didn't post until now. I went back to the Ronald again last night (thank you to my sweet hubby) and didn't feel like carrying the computer bag all that way. Brady had a good night. Matt had him propped to his left side so that the swelling on his right side could go down. It seems to have gone down and even his eye looks better. He ate a good breakfast. We are waiting for the okay from Dr. L to remove the chest tube. This is a tough thing for Brady to have to endure, so we are praying that it is as quick as possible. They will also remove the catheter at that time, so he will be free from tubes (other than his Broviac). We are expecting a visit from the Easter bunny sometime this morning (of course I'll take pictures)...
11:40AM We just had our Easter bunny visit. We woke Brady from a dead sleep just so he could meet the bunny. It was a huge brown bunny and it came walking around the curtain. Brady just stared at it. The bunny was very gentle and started touching Brady's nose and cheeks. Brady just stuck out his little chin and nose so the bunny could pet him. It was so precious. When the bunny would stop, Brady would stick out his chin again to get the bunny to keep petting him. We got him to put his ears on too! Now he is back to sleep:)
1:25pm The chest tube and catheter are out. It was awful, I'm not going to lie. Brady screamed throughout and we had to hold him down. They can't sedate him to do it because he has to breate deeply while it comes out, so crying is a good thing during the procedure. Add this to the list of things children (and mommies) shouldn't have to endure! Brady is down for an XRAY now. Hopefully now that all the tubes are out he can play. The only thing left is the hydration that is going in through his tubies. We are encouraging him to eat/drink more so that can come out soon.
7:30 Brady has had a rough afternoon. He is very out of sorts and agitated. They stopped the major pain meds and have him on doses of Tordol (sp?). That wasn't cutting it so we added Oxicodone orally. He seems to be a little better now. We unhooked him for a while and took him on a wheelchair ride through the unit. We stopped by the playroom and tried to encourage him to sit and play. He really wasn't interested so we will try again tomorrow. There are great occupational and physically therapists here who are attempting to working with him each day. Please be praying for Brady's comfort and for no infection.
Lovingly written by Megan at Wednesday, April 08, 2009