Wednesday, July 15, 2009

He does seem to be getting better!

Today has been a very nice day so far! I had breakfast brought to me by The Wife while I was helped Younger Bro rest, which was a real luxury. We hung out for a while, and I messed around on the computer to find new stuff for The Boy to watch in the hospital. At 11, we got a call from Grandma saying that a volunteer from Chai Lifeline came by to help out, so we didn't need to rush to the hospital to relieve her. We celebrated by taking a nap, Mommy and Daddy with Younger Bro in between us. Would have been nicer with The Boy, but we'll take what we get.

I left for the hospital at 12:30, and I arrived to find The Boy sitting in bed wearing half a diaper and a urine bag. That's a bag that fits over his genitals to collect a clean, sterile urine sample. He had to stay still so the bag didn't slip, which has happened before. Now, The Boy is a stubborn kid - gets that from me. He can really hold his urine when he's bagged up, and this was no exception. Took him an hour and a half to pee, and he celebrated by pooping at the same time. Lynnmarie (the nurse) and I got everything straightened out.

Soon after, the music therapist came by, and - at the same time - The Boy got unhooked from his IV line. We sang a little bit and played some drums; The Boy played the drums, but isn't so much into singing yet. When the music therapist left, crazy baby time started. That was almost 90 minutes ago, and he hasn't stopped yet.

It's really nice to see. He's walking from one end of the room to the other and playing with stuff. I don't know how long he'll be off the IV; he'll definitely be back on for the vancomycin, but if he keeps pooping at the prodigious rate he's going, then he'll be back on the IV sooner than that to keep hydrated. He's pooping about every half hour, which isn't good.

But, back to the good stuff. He's running around a lot, and he's playing with everything that we've brought with us. Books, puzzles, play-doh, blocks, legos... you name it! He even put together the wooden numbers puzzle upside down, which was really impressive.

I'm still violently not looking forward to going to my brother's tonight, but this afternoon is making it somewhat more palatable.

1 comment:

Sarah R said...

Sounds like he's doing great!

The Boy sounds like he's the opposite of Andrew--Andrew insists that all puzzles be taken apart (can't stand them together), all block towers MUST be tipped over, and he's really not into any toys. He does, however, love his books. There are 3 or 4 of them where he can fill in the words on one page. :)