What better way to get a loaner computer set up than to come here and update everyone.
It's not been easy,.. any parent will tell you that. But when you have two boys that have been under the knife in two weeks,... it's even more stressful
Finn had follow up foot surgery, so this wasn't as critical as what Ison is enduring. Finn only needed to have some tendon moved to allow more flexibility.
Ison - this is the big deal for us... never with any of my four boys have I been so scared and worried.
The doctors were in about 8am today and set about some goals for the day... Of which we had met two by 9am. Remove the cath, and move.
It isn't easy for him with all the abdomenal pain he has,.. I mean, his appendix was obliterated,.. they could not find it. There was 'little which they could do' with the swelling and most of his lower organs being 'glued' together. Had they gone poking and pushing to much, it was likely that they would have caused additional damage and risk.
For a six year old boy - he has been amazing. I know he is scared, in a lot of pain, and doesn't want to do ANYTHING that will cause him more pain. But he has been amazing. We have run into about everything that is expected thus far with this sort of thing. And we have met it head on. For the most part, he is exactly where he needs to be progress wise.
As any parent will tell you, I only wish I could trade places with him... not saying I would have any better go of it,.. cry or scream any less... I just don't want it to be him, or any child.
I have been so very blessed for the care we have received thus far, and with my co-workers. @Minion-Queen, @art_of_shred, @Mike-Davis, @Mike-Ralston, @jenuinecase, and @scottalanmiller have blessed me with an awesome work environment and support. And while I expect that I will be a little less available, I will be working from Ison's bed side over the coming days to support him as I have the two weeks he was at home with me prior to our trip to the hospital... We have the best guess that this started out as Strep - which was his third bout with it - and stressed his system in such a manner that we are where we are today.
I suppose is time to finish gathering things up to head back to the hospital. I returned home (first since 4pm Thursday) to retrieve the Loaner from @Minion-Queen (Surface for ease) and some other items needed for our stay... Which we hope (pray) that we will be home before Christmas...
Going into the U.S.A. Holiday of Thanksgiving, I am thankful for much... Thankful for NTG and it's staff, Family - both far and near, but most of all, I am thankful for the staff at UK Hospital who are caring for my son.