Wednesday, September 12, 2007


Today when I woke up I was feeling much better than last night. It is just so hard to leave your baby knowing that he is in pain and uncomfortable. I think it also didn't help that I was doing laundry last night and putting away his little clothes. I just want my baby to be home.

This morning when I arrived at the hospital, Ethan looked like he got into a cat fight. I guess around 8:00 this morning, the nurse had left the room to get some morphine for him because he was getting agitated. In the minute or two that she'd left the room, he'd had another melt down and scratched up his eye pretty bad with his arm board. They were worried that he'd scratched his cornea, but they did a test with dye and a special light and it looked ok.

Ethan is still having some blood pressure issues. They started him on a different medication this morning and hopefully this will help bring it down. We'll just have to wait and see. He is also starting to get unhooked from some of his lines. They took out an IV, 3 chest tubes, his urine catheter, the RA line, and the LA lines today. The great news about this is not only is he more comfortable, but today I got to hold him! They also started him on oral feeds last night and said he did really well. So today when he gets hungry again I get to try and breastfeed. I am not sure if he will want to but either way, we are moving in the right direction. They said if all goes well today, we will probably be moved to the surgical floor tomorrow. Overall, today has been a really good day. Thanks again for all of the support.

1 comment:

melanie said...

Yay! I'm so happy to hear he is on the up and up ... and you too! His poor little eye looks so sad, but I'm glad he didn't do any serious harm.