|Hangin with some friends|
You could generally say that I might have a bit more 'excitement' in my life then some. Nope, no need to be jealous here, my excitement as it's hardly every good!!
|Playing in my room at RFH|
|Sliding around on my newest Blankie (story to come)|
The excitement in my week didn't all come from B this past week though, oddly enough. Rylan (the 7 yr old with Scarlet Fever) lost consciousness one night while playing downstairs with his brother. I still don't understand the whole story as I wasn't in the house at the time (and didn't even find out until 6 hrs after the fact...yes, I'm still annoyed!). The best we can piece together is that Rylan was leaned over to reach for a clock and then just simply fell over. He does remember falling, "I bounced twice then nothing..." but then is blank until he came to with Mike over top of him. How very odd!!!
Mike didn't see it happen either but he was more concerned about a concussion where as when I found out I wasn't instantly asking about his resp rates, sats and heart rate, etc. (No, I don't have a life). Needless to say I went into Ry's room at midnight with my stethoscope in hand and proceeded to listen to his heart beat, rate and resp rates. I was still not reassured so I spent the night awake worried about Ry.
I checked his heart again the next morning and it was still fine. I was very happy that we had an appointment with our Pediatrician that morning. Ironically she wasn't all that worried about the fact that Mike had found him unconscious. She was also curious if maybe Rylie had Mono all along and not Scarlet Fever...I don't know. We do still have the Cardiologist work-up next Wednesday and they'll do an EKG (again) and another Echocardiogram.
In the meantime the kid is fully of energy, he is fully back to his pain-in-the-butt 7 yr old self (which is a good thing)!
As I said earlier, Mr.B had a good stay at RFH so when I had to discharge him from there this morning and bring him back across the parking lot he was not too impressed with me. He was even less impressed when we went into day surgery, he knew exactly where we were. Smart boy.
|Pre-op Toga fashion!|
The lovely Nurse Trish happened by while I was waiting which was great because she kept me occupied. Soon enough Dr.B came out to say that the new tube looked great going in so fingers crossed for this one. She told me they had about another 20 mins to go before they would call me back. I sat and clock watched and was very surprised when I got paged to return to the Unit.
I arrived to find B already in his room with his Nurses. I was happy to see him but more then a little annoyed since it was conveyed to me that I could be in the recovery room to make the transition a bit smoother for B. He was in decent enough spirits though and wasn't even needing any extra oxygen at that point (Super Star!!).
|Now what have you all done to me??|
|Getting ready for a heavy metal concert?!|
The Surgeon was no where to be found either, they generally come in and talk to you immediately after a procedure. I was asked by the Charge Nurse what the plan was and I told her I honestly didn't know. We were only registered under ophthalmology, not a 'team' so no orders were in the system to feed B or give him any meds. She then told me that the Dr. had left the building. Thankfully that wasn't the case as he came by shortly after that. He didn't understand why we were spending the night (obviously well versed in complex kids, not). "As far as I'm concerned they could just go right now"...and when asked about only being under Optho his response was "Well don't call ME if there is an issue". Wow, stellar.
|Battered, bruised and still smiling|
Of course in true ACH style we were picked up by Dr.Stoyan (who we had on Blue Team on 4th floor). She came by and was happy to see that he'd been able to tolerate a food. She also gave the okay to pull his IV out which was a good success.
His energy level is up (about 75%) and we'll take it. He's certainly in more pain close to his Tylenol/advil dosing but is otherwise coping really well.
|End of the night, bruising is coming through now|
My fingers are very tightly crossed for discharge tomorrow...and to stay out for a good long while! He is having some leaking from his g-tube port tonight so they'll have to keep an eye on it over night but it shouldn't be a huge issue (it damn well better not be anyhow).
|Loving the Christmas Tree at RFH|
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