Thank goodness for Ben or my life might be slightly dull. :) We're back in the hospital. Not our usual hospital, the beds were full...so we were shipped to our second favorite place. Mass General Hospital in Boston. We love their PICU and the people that work there. We've been once before and had a great experience. Four years and a new PICU later, we're back and I have no regrets being sent here. The only downside is the distance from home. It's hard to be so far away from my family. Because the transport was in the middle of the night, I opted to ride down in the ambulance with Ben which means that I am car-less in Boston. Dartmouth transported us in their brand new, posh truck. The seats? PLUSH. We made it to MGH around 3am. They tucked us in pretty quickly and I was in bed by 4:30am. Didn't sleep much that first morning because they spent most of it trying to get an IV into Ben. The one from the ER blew on the way down. The DHART team attempted a few IO's but were unsuccessful. By 6am they had an IV running and antibiotics on board. His x-ray showed a left lower lobe pneumonia...surprise? He had a 103 fever, high white blood cell count and was needing a LOT of oxyen. Not typical for Ben. We've been here a couple days now and he looks much better. They still have IV fluids running, he's on 40% oxygen with a pressure support of 14 and peep of 7 on the vent. Last night, just as I had fallen asleep, Ben had an episode of prolonged apnea. The dr.'s still aren't sure why this happened, but it made for one big party in his room at 1am. Still running on nearly empty as far as sleep...and there is talk of a transfer possibly in the next few days if all goes well and Dartmouth has an open bed. Otherwise, things are heading in the right direction.