Sunday, December 28, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Ben's blood pressure continued to be 70/30 throughout the night.
we had to tip his bed towards his head again,
gave him many IV boluses,
held his feeds,
lots of neb treatments to stimulate
and more oxygen to get him through the night.
Not sure what today will bring.
We're waiting for Dr. Filiano to arrive.
Here is the VERY protected IV
that is extremely important to this stay.
It took them 20 attempts
to finally get this one.
I've seen the battle wounds all over his body.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
This is Ben's bed, it was tipped down towards his head ALL night. Why? Because his blood pressure was TOO low. 70/30 to be exact. It sent the nurses in a bit of a panic. They stopped his feeds because he was practically on his head with his bed tipped and started him on IV hydration instead. Dr. Filiano had them give him 'recimic epi', a type of nebulizer treatment because it's sort of like a caffine jolt. Makes your heart rate increase. It worked...slightly. Got his blood pressure up to 80/40. Still pretty low. Then they would turn the light on and talk and rub him awake. That would start the coughing, which means that I would end up suctioning him. When I would finally lull him back to sleep, the process started all over again. Now I'm waiting to hear from the doctor's. I'm curious to see if they are going to let us go home. I'll update as soon as I know.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
While visiting with him yesterday he noticed how light Ben's hair looked. He couldn't stop looking at it through the appointment. Come to find out he thinks Ben is depleted in "something", possibly selenium. He snipped a sample and sent it off to the lab. Who would've thought???
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
WELCOME HOME BEN!
Monday, November 3, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
I moved Ben onto the procedure table.
This is Ben getting his sedation.
Here is Ben after he was moved to the PICU downstairs. He'll stay here overnight for observation.
Remember the saga with the dislocated elbow? Dr. Moen - his orthopedic doctor - came by today and looked at Ben's elbow. Because she has now seen it in person, she feels this is an acute dislocation. Because of that Ben will be splinted in the morning because right now his IV (see above) is in his left hand and would be in the way of the splint. They will wait until it can come out before splinting his elbow. I'll take a picture of it tomorrow.