Saturday, January 30, 2010

Resting


Today Ben slept.  ALL DAY.  Probably because he was awake all night.  Dr. Filiano took away his sleeping medication because his heart stopped for 8 seconds a couple of nights ago.  They aren't sure why, but clonidine can slow the heart down and so they felt it was best to take him off.  I agreed although this med has been such a life changer the last 3 years in the fact that Ben would sleep through the whole night.  Before he would go days without sleep, which meant Steve and I did too.  I can handle anything as long as I can sleep.  Dr. Filiano is hoping to try another medication on him tomorrow if he has another sleepless night.  Silly Ben.  Another antibiotic was added due to a positive blood culture.  He's stable from a respiratory stand point and there have been no fevers today.

10 comments:

April said...

Good luck getting some answers! Hang in there! xo

Junior said...

hope you can get the sleep situation figured out. Prayers that you can come home very soon.

Mostly Stacie's Space said...

Glad he is finally get some rest. I hope your getting some too. :) Love you

Emily B. said...

Benny, no more scaring your mom like that! I'm glad you were able to sleep today sweet boy. We love you.

LL said...

Look at him with his eyes wide open! CUTE!!!
(but probably not at 3am)
Hope you get some sleep tonight!

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

That tracing is quite alarming! I agree with the doctor that it's worrisome. I hope they find a new sleep med quickly. My Peanut takes chloral hydrate every night for sleep. Otherwise, none of us sleep!

I hope he feels better soon so you can all get back home.

Lacey said...

I'm glad he's doing better today. Looking at that strip is just freaky! We are in the hospital and i'm hoping we can stay off the vent!

asplashofsunshine said...

Oh no, that is very scary! I hope he gets better soon, not just soon, but NOW!!! Lots o' hugs from ME... as if he knows who I am... that's ok, I'll pretend he does. :)

The VW's said...

You just rest Ben! Get better soon and head home with your wonderful family! I'll be praying! LOVE and BIG HUGS!!!

Team Carter Jay said...

Get some rest Ben. Prayers that he can come home soon!