Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Sleep...

Two nights in a row it has evaded him.  Then it becomes a battle during the daytime to keep him awake.  It doesn't seem like this new med is working.  So discouraging knowing that we gave up a perfect sleep med...even if it was for good reasons.  I'm mourning it's loss.  Tonight Ben actually fell asleep around 6pm, before he even received his meds.  It will be interesting to see how long he stays asleep tonight.  Tomorrow we are scheduled to leave.  Ben's going home with his PICC line and I'll be giving him his antibiotics for the next 10 days.  Not something I'm foreign to considering I myself have had over 11 PICC's in my lifetime.  He's not even close to coming off the vent yet, I'm suspecting that will take a few more weeks considering his vent settings are higher than at home.  BUT we're going home.  It's a good thing.

9 comments:

Wiggles said...

Good to hear your on your way home. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you in my limited condition.

April said...

I'm so glad home is on the horizon... Home + Family = the best medicine ever. LOVE YOU

Jo Jo said...

Wow, that was a quick turn around! Yeah! Go home to organize and be content. He's in great hands.

Junior said...

So happy to hear you are going home, praying that he will recover quickly.

Trina and Jophie said...

OK this is gonna sound so simple and probably crazy and I'm sure you've thought of it to boot...We give Jophie Benadryl at night as a sleeping aid. We also give him zofran and I do know that makes him sleepy but without the benadryl he's awake alllll night too. In fact the little booger I'm sure has broken records for the number of 24 hour days he can stay awake in a row....His longest stretch was 10 days years ago! Course I needed drugs then! Glad your close to going home....

Hugs,
Trina and Jophie

Smilin' sunshine said...

Hooray for home!

The VW's said...

Happy to hear that you both are making your way home! I'll be praying that the transition goes well and that Mr. Ben sleeps well for you! Love, Hugs and Prayers!!!

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

I am so glad that you are close to going home! What a relief it will be to get back to your bed and couch and comfort.

I hope that Ben gets his days and nights switched back around. I know firsthand how much being tired sucks!

Emily B. said...

I hope you are reading this from the comfort of your own home. How did the sleep situation play out last night? I can't function if I don't sleep at night. I hope the sleeplessness resolves itself quickly!