Reincarnated As A Mother

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Day 16: Never A Dull Moment

Just wondering what it would be like to have a boring day in here.
It started last night with the power going out just after I went to bed.
Of course, they have generators for all of his monitors but his room was eerily quiet without the "wind tunnel" of the
filtration system constantly running.
When the nurse came in at 5 a.m for his daily blood draw, she couldn't get blood out of either of his IV's.
Neither could the Charge Nurse.
So they waited a few hours and tried again.
Dr. Hansen ordered some type of stroke medication that is supposed to break up any clotting-- but that took several hours
to get, administer and then wait to work.
Meanwhile, something broke down in our room (they think from the power outage)
and the heater started running full blast.
We called it the Tiki Room and kept waiting for someone to deliver Pina Coladas... but
instead they moved us into a very vacant room and had us wait while the repair crew got
things back and running.
Here's Kean being very patient.
The nurse finally got his blood to draw-- but a half hour later we got the call that
the sample had clotted, so we had to go through it again.
We're waiting now for his counts to come in.
In the midst of all this craziness, we did get a surprise visit from Kendra, the 13 year old who was up here until last week.
What a highlight.
Oh, and Kean is definitely in his "Power Eating" phase.
I think he is eating his weight in food.
Those steroids must be doing their thing.


Aunt Pam said...

Kean looks like me when I've just have had it and nothing is happening! ;) Does he still like french fries? xo