Monday, January 28, 2008

Well We are Home

Things went fairly well. All except for the fact that when they pulled the breathing tube back to get him to obstruct, well his airway pretty much collapsed, his sats dropped to the 50's and they had to hurry and re-establish his airway.

Other than that we don't know much about the results yet. He was wheezy before he was put under so they gave him some albuterol. Then he needed two treatments before we went home as well. I have to take him tomorrow to our regular ped to have him listen to him to see if we need to start breathing treatments with him for a while.

His Nystagmus is really bad right now, and he's really tired, doesn't want to do much of anything but sit on my lap. His head is shaking too. He is drinking lots of Pedialyte, but gags on regular food, but that is to be expected as he was ventilated for over 3 hours.

They did an echo too. I am supposed to call first thing in the morning to talk to the Neurologist, ENT, and Cardiologist and go over the results.

There was a huge snow storm that hit on our way home, and I thought we were going to die going up the point of the mountain. Semi's were sliding back down the road sideways. What normally takes an hour to get from the hospital to home, took us 3 1/2 hours. But we are all here safe and sound, and I am emotionally and physically exhausted.

Thanks for all the prayers. I will update when we know more about the results.

24 comments:

Brent & Jodie said...

Oh sweetie...I have been on pins and needles worried all day long. I saw that you all were getting hit hard with snow and was worried about that as well. Sheesh, if it isn't one thing, it's another! Please kiss Rhett for us. We have been praying like crazy for all of you. Hope the snow clears before Thursday.
~Jodie

Emily said...

I'm glad that you made it there and back safely. I saw the huge pileups in your area on the news! I was in a fender bender myself today while taking Macy to get her synagis. Ugh. Can winter please be over???

Hoping for good test results!

RK said...

I'm very glad you're home in one piece and with some sanity left. (?) Sorry it was so harrowing!! I hope he's all good very soon.

Niksmom said...

Will continue to pray for positive news. Glad you are all home safe and sound. xo

BiLlY, sAm, AnD bOyS!!! said...

im so glad it went fairly well. i hope he recoops fast!!! hugs-

rachel said...

Hang in there and we're praying for great news tomorrow!

Kaden's mommy said...

I hope Rhett starts to feel more like himself soon. Poor guy. I am glad everything went well and that you both made it home SAFE. Take care and be careful around that darn snow. Thinking and praying for your family always, Amy

Kari said...

Pam im so praying for you and sweet Rhett!!!! wish we lived close i'd come bye and prolly not do anything fantastic but im hurting for you and wish I could hug you! :( Your in my prayers sister!!!

~Melissa~ said...

I'm so glad that is behind you! I hope you get some good news with the test results. Give Rhett a big cuddle from Delphine!

Childlife said...

So sorry you had a storm to deal with on the way home - that's just not what you needed! I'm glad you finally made it home and will be praying that you all get some rest before the surgery.

Hugs,

Michelle and Jacqui

Megan said...

I just read through your blog...Wow, What a journey you guys have been through! Your little Rhett is soooo cute! What a trooper he is.
We too will be keeping up on your blog now, it is nice to hear from parents of other "sick" kids. I think because we can relate...

You guys hang in there...I can tell you are a strong family! Keep it up! (:
Alyvia's mom,
Megan

Megan said...

Oh and P.S. how did his MRI go? These kids that like to stop breathing...what are we gonna do with them?!
Keep in touch!

Michelle said...

Checking in to see if there is any news on the MRI results. Praying for you!!

Jenny said...

Hey there! Just zipping in to see how the MRI went...I thought about you all a lot on Monday. And yes...I can see where you would be completely emotionally and physically exhausted after all of that! lol!! You're a tough cookie, though! You deserve a visit to the spa and lots of chocolates!

Jenny said...

btw...I just wanted you to know that we are still working on Rhett's quilt. We haven't forgotten him! It's making it's way through my quilters right now...

mom2noah said...

Hi Pam- I'm glad you made it home safely. Thinking of you , Rhett, Andy and rest of family. I will continue to pray for good results. Take care, Hugs Terry

Marla said...

Been praying for you. I am anxious for the results. It is so hard waiting!

my--four--sons said...

I have been thinking of you guys today! I hope that Andy's surgery went well. You guys are in my prayers!

Dragonstar said...

I've not been around for a bit, but I just managed to look in.

I'm so glad Rhett got through the MRI OK. I do hope he's feeling recovered now.

I'm a day late with this, but all the very best with Andy's surgery. I hope it's gone well and he can have less pain soon.

Love and gentle hugs to you all,

Meri.

Brent & Jodie said...

Is anyone else getting worried? It is Friday and no updates on Rhett or Andy. I hope all is well and we're praying for all of you!

~Jodie

Lily said...

Hi Pam,
I'm with Brent & Jodie. How did the surgery go for Andy? You must be so busy! Do you need help with anything? I could possible come down sometime next week. Let me know.
My thoughts are with you!
Suzie

LeeJo said...

Phew, glad Rhet made it through the procedure, glad you made it up the mountain, and looking forward to results!

Sustenance Scout said...

Pam I just spent a while catching up on your posts since early January. Hugs and prayers and more prayers from Denver for you and Andy and Rhett and your whole wonderful family. K.

Lisa said...

Pam, I just found you through Karen's blog (Sustenance Scout). Prayers and well wishes are coming to you from Denver. xo