Tuesday, October 13, 2009

PICU Day 19,20 and 21

Yesterday Ben came off the vent for a little while and ended up collapsing his left lung again. (sigh) There are many decisions to make as to how we are going to get Ben home. It may or may not involve the vent. If you look at Ben's right arm in the picture, you'll notice some drawings. He has cellulitis. We drew on his arm to make sure it wasn't spreading. They started him on IV vancomyocin. It looks much better after three days. I'm going home tonight to celebrate my birthday with my husband and kids, so I'll update more again tomorrow.

11 comments:

The VW's said...

UGH! I'm sorry that you and Ben aren't getting home soon! I'll be praying and thinking of you! Happy Birthday.....try to enjoy your time at home celebrating! HUGS!

Junior said...

Happy Birthday Becky, hope you can have an enjoyable evening with your family.
Praying that Ben can get home very soon, this has been such a long stay. big hugs

CurtisAdie said...

Happy Birthday!!! Hope your little guy gets better soon - so he can be home with his family!

LL said...

:( Not the birthday wish I was hoping for.
Hope tomorrow is better! ENjoy the night at home.

The House of Garcia said...
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The House of Garcia said...

Awww poor lil fella, we are praying so hard for his healing and that he can go home very soon.
Happy Birthday to you too.. have a wonderful time with your family... eat some cake for me! LOL
Big Huggles

shirlgirl said...

Sorry Ben is still having problems. He's really had a tough tiem of it. Hope it won't be long before you can get him home again.

April said...

What a sweet sport he is. He is so beautiful! I hope you have some peace in your heart! Thinking of you!!

Emily B. said...

I hope you can get home soon! Love you both.

Lacey said...

Maybe venting him at night will help. Hopefully you get some decisions made so you can get home were you belong.

TMI Tara said...

Happy Birthday to you =)

I wish Ben could be home to celebrate with everyone. Sending prayers that he'll improve and be home soon. {{hugs}}