Happy 2nd Birthday Baby Brandt!

Happy 2nd Birthday Baby Brandt!
Busy as can Be--2 Years Old!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Ready to Go

...that is, I am ready to go...as in, definitely ready to be done being at a hospital!! But, we still don't want him to go before HE'S ready. Dr. Bradley still feels the incision looks great, but wants him to stay until he finishes the antibiotic. He slept 5 hours last night, which is great. But, today, he's been REALLY fussy. So I honestly want to be sure he's getting back to his old self before we leave...I just hate being away from the rest of my family, and it's so frustrating when he's miserable and I don't know how to help. I talked to the drs. on rounds about his high irritability, pulling at his incision, rough time sleeping, and lack of appetite. He obliged by screaming and holding his breath and turning purple while they were here. He's running a temp between 100 and 100.4, but again, there's no outward indication that healing is not progressing well.

They did put him back on oxygen sat monitoring, and ordered a chest xray. Apparently he has some slight fluid on his lungs, not enough to be concerned about, but enough that they want to continue his lasix when he goes home. Poor kid also got a suppository prescribed...And nothing else that they can figure out would be causing his discomfort.

The positives...as I've done some research on staph infections following pediatric open heart surgeries...he's actually recovering quite quickly. I'm so thankful for the aggressive and quick treatment from Dr. Bradley and his team here. So please continue to pray for complete healing for Brandt, and for patience and trust for me!!

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