Thursday, June 19, 2008

Sorry Honey.....

Okay, so apparently when I was making fun of myself for not figuring out the computer the first night we got it, and I told you all that Andy didn't figure it out either, well it hurt his feel real bads.....So honey, I just want you to know that I am very sorry, I know that you only messed with it for maybe 10 minutes, and it was in the dark. You were loving on Rhett and not worried about the stupid computer, which is why you came up here to begin with, not for the computer. You are very smart and computer savvy, where as I am a complete computer dork and know nothing about it. I love you.


(Whaddya think, was that a good apology?)


Andy has had it rough while I have been gone. One of his good friends that he used to work with lost his wife to cancer, and he had to go to the viewing and funeral by himself. Then another friend from his old job fell asleep at the wheel while in Pennsylvania and him and his family have been in critical condition. That, and he is stuck at home worrying about his littlest little bird, and is having a hard time.
BTW, baby, did you get your spark plugs changed in the truck? Is it running better?


So now for another Rhett update. He has been on super slooooooowwwww feeds all day today, and he pooped. Wow, that was bad. He hasn't had his laxatives because he has been on IV fluids, and they don't make laxatives in an IV form. So his poo was hard, and his little tummy muscles hurt so dang bad while he was trying to push it out. He was screaming, climbing up me, pulling our my hair, gagging, it was just awful.


I can imagine how he feels too, because I remember when I had my ectopic pregnancy. That first time I went it hurt so bad, it felt like my insides were going to pop out. My surgery was done laproscopically not open, so I can imagine it was ten times worse for Rhett given the surgery he has had. My poor little fella.


We did get out of our room today though. We went for a wagon ride down to the fountains in front of the hospital, then we went to the playroom for about 15 minutes. He played with the dinosaur that you put the balls in like his one that he has at home. After about 10 times, he signed all done and went to his wagon. I took that as his cue, and we came back to the room.


After that he lost his IV so we had to put a new one in. Thank heavens there was one tiny vein by his right thumb that they were able to get it into in one poke. It was a tiny one, and it was a long shot, but we got it in. To tell you the truth I am amazed that he has kept the one in his foot since Monday. Usually we are putting one in every day.


So this all happened within two hours of each other and he is not a happy camper tonight. We have been putting hot packs on his tummy because they stopped his morphine cold turkey, and he is a little more uncomfortable than he has been. But he is also more with it, and getting back to himself since we stopped it too.


I think between the Toradol and Tylenol we should make it through this. Our next step is to go down to Loratab, or Tylenol with Coedine.



His surgeon came in this afternoon and said we should hopefully get to go home this weekend. I would imagine around Saturday or Sunday. We just gotta get this pain under control. It's hard to get him up and walking when he is constantly hooked up to Oxygen, a feeding pump, and his IV. I am so afraid he is going to rip this G-tube out. He is so wild.

Here he is this morning chilling out watching Elmo......


His color is getting better don't you think?


Aunt Kristie came to visit today, and helped us go for our walk. Lord knows I can't pull a wagon and a monstrosity of a IV pole, AND keep a two year old in the wagon all by myself.......


Outside getting some fresh air.....


Playing in the FYZ playroom.....


Look at my owie on my cheeky.....stupid tegaderm!!

13 comments:

Brynn said...

Yeah for you!!! He is so cute! Thanks for thinking of others when you have so much on your plate... Your the Best...

My Three Sons said...

I cannot get over how great he looks. Rhett, you are so tough!!!! Keep up the good work. That is great news that he may come home as early as this weekend. I hope you can get his pain managed. We will keep praying for you.

Love Kaci

Carla said...

I am so glad he is doing so well! He looks great, and despite that tagoderm ouie, his face in general looks like it healing from the NG tube tape not being there anymore. Praying you get to come home this weekend because he will be doing so well. My daughter was about where he is now after her 2nd fundo and she was there 6 days without having a tube....so hopefully he will keep chugging along with his recovery. I have to say he is one of the cutest little boys ever! I say one of because I have a cute boy too : )

Take Care,
Carla- MWP
http://mastomama.blogspot.com/

Christina said...

I am so glad he seems to be feeling better!

Big hug fr Austria

Niksmom said...

I'm So sorry to hear about Andy's friends/co-worker. I imagine it doesn't do much to help relieve his anxiety levels about you and Rhett being at the hospital. (Maybe he needs some special TLC once you get home and settled!)

Rhett looks so much better! If he's still having slow bowels, ask the doc about Miralax/Glycolax (which can be given through g-tube, mixed w/water or formula).

Also, a suggestion, you might want to ask them about different types of formulas. We tried a few before we found the one that Nik tolerated best AND let him be, um, regular. It's called Compleat Pediatric. It's made with real food instead of all kinds of soy and milk-based stuff plus chemicals. You might need to work your way up to it.

Anna Grace`s Jie Jie said...

I think it was a VERRRY good apology!!! Rhett could not be ANY cuter- He is adorable!!

Julie South said...

I am glad he is doing better and making progress. It does make such a differnce in terms of what they can do when off of the morphine. I am praying the feeds continue to go well and that you are home soon. Rhett is precious! We are praying for his friends too!
Love, Julie- MWP

~Melissa~ said...

I'm sorry Andy had such a tough week, that is awfully sad about his co-worker!

Rhett is looking great - I'm glad to see him recovering so well. Keep it up little buddy!

Anonymous said...

Little Rhett looks so much better in his pictures than he has for a long time. He is such a cutie pie. -M. Brown

Becca said...

Wow. That's a lot of stuff going on. I'm sorry to hear about Andy's friends.

Your apology was wonderful, and Rhett looks wonderful. I hope the little guy's pain lessens soon! I know how horrible it is when Sammi has constipation, and can't even imagine what that must be like after having surgery!!! Kisses to Rhett.

Kyle, Aimee & Ava said...

His coloring is so good. Rhett is one tough cookie... and I LOVE the Elmo socks!

I am very sorry that Andy has had such a tough week. I am sure hoping that you get to go home this weekend!

Djinni said...

It was good to see Rhett in person yesterday, Isaac was quiet when we were there, but couldn't stop talking about how cute he was and how funny he was pulling his O2 sensor off of his toe over and over. The visit was good for Isaac, I hope Rhett enjoyed having someone visit him. I hope his constipation goes away quickly. you might need some Prep H to help the sore bottom after yesterday, It's cute how Isaac says A-h-h after he gets prep H on his bottom when his Hemmoroids hurt (although I feel bad he has to go through it).

I'm sorry to hear you hubby is so stressed right now, I can completely understand. My husband has a lot of stress when Isaac is in the Hospital although he didn't deal with the loss of someone at the same time. I am sure Rhett will be home soon.

Mrs Wibbs said...

everytime I see pics of Rhett, I fall in love with him all over again...He's utterly delicious! And my heart breaks reading of all the pain he's having to put up with right now! Poor little one :o(
It just doesn't seem fair. But the Lord knows. And He will see you through this latest round of accute suffering. I am praying for you all
Much love
Mrs Wibbs / Rachel xx