Thursday, April 1, 2010

HIGH PRESSURE

Here are some recent pictures of Ben.  We were snuggling together on my bed.  I can't do this for very long anymore because sadly he needs the vent.  The more and more time passes the less and less he tolerates being off the vent.  Just this morning I took him off so that I could bring him downstairs for the day and he immediately dropped his saturations.  It was sobering.  Lately his vent has been 'high alarming'.  His PIPS are high.  His secretions are more copious and yellow.  I'm fearing another collapse.  He's still has a few more days of IV antibiotics and his oral one too.  I will be so sad if he becomes sick OVER his antibiotics.  His birthday is Sunday.  He's turning 8.  He's known for skipping out on his own party.  Ben's what we kindly refer to as a party pooper.  I'm much appreciate it if you could keep him in your prayers this weekend.  Thank you!!!
We love you guys.

13 comments:

Junior said...

Becky we are keeping Ben in our prayers. Sure hope he can be home on his birthday. So special to have a birthday on Easter.
Sending lots of hugs to you and to Ben.

Mostly Stacie's Space said...

Happy Birthday big boy! :) We will be keeping you in our prayers. Love you

Trina and Jophie said...

We are definitely praying Becky. I so hope you all can enjoy Ben's big day Sunday! Jophies was on Easter one time or have I told you that already? Who knows with this wacko mind of mine ;) We'll just pray those snot wads are from the changing seasons and nothing else. Jophies birthday is on the 9th. Very close birthdays! I think it's why I love spring so much ;)

Talk soon...

Hugs

TMI Tara said...

Oh sweet Benny, I hope you're feeling well to celebrate your big 8th birthday! You are always in our thoughts and prayers, but even more right now. Take care of your mom, ok? xo

asplashofsunshine said...

Happy Birthday Ben... well, on sunday! :) Hope he can enjoy the party on his special day. HUGS.

Emily B. said...

Eight years old! Benny definitely needs to be home to party on his birthday. I'll be thinking about and praying for him. Sure love you guys.

LL said...

BEN!!! Birthdays are MUCH better spent outside of the hospital.
I love you Ben, feel better. And stop pooping on your party! :)

The VW's said...

I'll be thinking of you and praying! Tell Ben to behave himself and that birthdays should be spent AT HOME! Hang in there Ben! Love you sweet boy! Love, Hugs and Prayers!!!

Jenny said...

I'm STRESSING!
People:
IX-nay on the irthday-bay thing!!
(please!)
xo

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Sweet, sweet Ben ... I hope you feel better soon. Those antibiotics are working their ways, and I hope they knock all the yuckies out.

Lacey said...

Praying for our sweet little Ben. Such a fighter, hoping he's home for his birthday!

April said...

Oh we love you... You're in our hearts and prayers ALWAYS! We love you and hope you are able to enjoy his birthday surrounded family and people you love! It's great to be 8!! Love you Benny boy!

shirlgirl said...

Hey, Benji, Love these pictures with you and your Mom. You are so precious.