Tuesday, December 15, 2009

SUCTION IS MY FRIEND

(and Ben's too)
I'm a bona fide suctioner.
Two handed, double fisted, snot sucker.
This is pretty much how I've spent my week with Ben.
He has a cold right now...
and there are times I can't keep up with his secretions.
Thankfully we have two suctions in his room.
One is hooked to his vent (in the grey bag on the right)
and one is for his upper airway. (above my head)
If you look closely...
(and maybe you don't want to)
you'll see how full his bucket is from just a day.
That's only one.
How this child produces SO much I'll never know?

Stevie took this video tonight...

video

(warning: it's NOISY!)

6 comments:

Junior said...

awww Ben we can sure sympathize, hope you get over that cold in a hurry.

Wow Becky 2 suction machines, lots of secretions. Junior is trying to keep up and has been coughing like crazy today but I think Ben still has him beat.
Hugs and prayers.

The VW's said...

WOW Ben! That's a lot of snot! My boys would be so impressed! :)

Great job Momma! I hope and pray that Ben starts feeling better soon! HUGS!!!

April said...

From one suction sista' to another-I'm right there with ya! That is one full canister! SWEET :)!

Zion And Missy said...

Hi Ben,

Why did you fall into the leaves (the picture to the right)?
I am so sorry you have a cold. I hope you feel better soon.
See you at church!

Love, Aiden

Jo Jo said...

Next time post warning label for those currently eating split pea soup with ham chunks!

Emily B. said...

Suctioning, that is one of the reasons they pay us the big bucks. I hate cleaning out the canister btw!

Hate it!

Miss you.