Thursday, September 24, 2009

PICU Day 2

I woke up this morning to more respiratory distress coming from Ben. His lungs sounded like a washing machine with a side of wheezing. He spiked a fever last night and this morning. The doctor went up on his vent settings and oxygen to support him more. Ben seemed to respond well to the increased support as he settled down fairly soon after the changes were made. Tomorrow morning he is scheduled for a PICC line placement. Because of his worsened condition, they feel he will have need for a reliable line as this might be a lengthy stay.
This picture makes me laugh. He hasn't slept much in the last couple of days so he is TIRED. I needed to give him a bath and kept waiting for him to wake up. Since he's refusing to wake up today, I went ahead and decided to bathe him anyway. He was sound asleep through the whole bath, silly boy.


Junior said...

Ben we are so sorry to hear you are sick. We are praying hard.

Love the sleeping bath pic.

LL said...

SAD. I don't like to hear the "long stay" part :(

Mostly Stacie's Space said...

I love having my head rubbed! Wish I could sleep through my bath too. :) We pray for you everyday. Give Ben kisses from Idaho. Love you

Jenny said...

Sleeping bath... so cute!
Reminds me of that terrifying time I WOKE UP to being scrubbed in a foreign shower. NOT an average experience.
Kisses, Ben.

Emily B. said...

Love this picture of sweet Benny! So glad he is finally comfy enough to actually sleep. We got balloons too. I wonder if it was the same friend. Isn't it nice how they brighten things up? Loves.

asplashofsunshine said...

Oh poor kiddo! I hope he gets better SOOOOOON! He looks oh-so cozy being bathed!

Jo Jo said...

Funny picture. Love those cheeks.

Trina and Jophie said...

Love the sleepy bath picture...Cute!

I have that exact same blow up basin for Jophie. I also bought this bag you fill with warm water. You hang it from an IV pole or anything up higher than the bed. There is a hose attached with a shower head on the end! It's just like getting a shower in bed! He LOVES for us to wash his hair with it..

Praying for a smoooooth line placement and speeeeedy recovery!

Trina and Jophie

April said...

Oh sweet Ben-- I'm so sorry your lungs are being tricky. We're praying for you and LOVE YOU!!

shirlgirl said...

Hi Benji--So sorry you are back in the hospital again. A week ago you were thoroughly enjoying the NASCAR races and this weekend you are in the hospital. Please get well soon. We love you bunches.
Aunt Shirley and Uncle David