Monday, March 22, 2010

PICU PICTURES





I wanted to post some of the pictures I got with my camera phone.  Most of these were taken the day he went for his PICC.  Today he spiked another fever.  The nurse collected all kinds of cultures again.  He's still on his Vancomycin until we find out all the sensitivities to the strep pneumo bug he's growing.  Tonight he had a huge coughing fit and became down on his left side which resulted in some oxygen need for awhile but he's back on room air.  I'm heading to bed anticipating a departure time sometime tomorrow.  Please continue to pray for sweet Gabe, he's still so very critical and somewhat unstable.  Another frequent PICU friend was admitted today with pneumonia.  Please pray that Riley Roo can fight this pneumonia quickly so that she can return home to her family as well.  If you ever need a dose of perspective...spend a day with some of these kids.  Helps you to not sweat the small stuff because it's BIG stuff going on up here.  Remember that life is good.

9 comments:

TMI Tara said...

I am definitely sending prayers for Ben and all his very special PICU friends. I hope you can be home soon, after Ben's temp comes down of course. Love you and think of you often. xo

The VW's said...

Hope you are headed home today! Praying for you Ben! And, your amazing friends as well! Love, Hugs and Prayers!!!

Jo Jo said...

Sorry about that set back! You are in good hands.

LL said...

Jane is sitting here with me and just said, "ohh man, when is Ben going to feel better?" We're all feeling for you guys...and sending prayers.

Lacey said...

This last PICU stay was a slap in the face reminder again. It was our longest stay in a while at 11 days. We had a girl pass away that had been poisoned by rat poison that they had put around their house. Tragic. I've been wondering about this little guy. I'm glad your going home though!

April said...

Sending all our love to you and your sweet PICU friends. Hope you get home today and that today is a better day for Gabe and Riley. I LOVE YOU!! xo

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Ben I hope that you continue to do better today so you get to go HOME!! It is hard being in the PICU for so many reasons. The other children in there makes you really stop and think. As you said, it definately puts things in perspective.

I hope you guys are home soon!

Junior said...

Keeping Ben and his piccu buddies in our prayers. Hope you can come home today.

shirlgirl said...

Hope it won't be long before you can head for your own bed, Benji. Feel better soon.