Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Good, Bad and Ugly

The Good:

  • Owen is out of the ICU

  • He still can see out of one eye.

  • I got to hold him, a lot.

  • He is down to three tubes: the IV, the skull drain, &\; the thingy in case he needs a 3rd blood transfusion.
  • He lost his glowy ET-phones-home light and now can suck his thumb.
  • He got to see both sets of grandparents, his sister and his dada.

  • He was able to drink apple juice
  • Dr. S the neurosurgeon says Owen is "over the hump".
  • He gets to sleep on his belly...his favorite position.
  • He got two gigantic helium balloons to stare at.
  • Blues Clues and Backyardagins did a great job of keeping our Bitty Babies attention off the issues in his life and on some happier, more colorful times.
  • We have amazingly supportive family and friends. Friends who pressure me to take care of myself and friends who don't mind my wishy-washiness w/ what to do with Bethany.
  • God is Good and is already delivering answers to prayers. 
The Bad:
  • Tuesday night was a rough night. That rough night rolled right into a rough Wednesday morning. He was in a lot of pain and cried A LOT.  There were a couple of times he was inconsolable.
  • His left eye is officially swollen shut & it ticked him off.
  • His blood cell count was low Wednesday morning, so he had his 2nd blood transfusion at 5:30 Wednesday.
  • The bit of apple juice he did drink, he throw up an hour later--all over me. 
  • He refused to drink anything else the rest of the day.
  • I was able to get about 1 or 2 hours of sleep last night. So that is why this post may not be the most eloquent or intelligent sounding.
The Ugly:
  • The black eye of our baby boy frustrated him quite a bit this morning, when he first realized he had it. It has also since gotten worse.
  • His pretty face will continue to swell through the night and be worse tomorrow. I pray that his right eye remains fine and he will have the ability to open it. How frustrating would it be not to open your eyes. No Fun.