Monday, December 22, 2008

Heading to Hospital.......


It's been a long morning. Needless to say we are headed to the hospital. Hoping for just a short admit, hoping to be home in time for Christmas.

It's snowing something fierce out there, and we are expected to get 8-12 inches. I have an hour drive ahead of me....and that's on a day when the roads are clear.

But the doctor says Rhett needs IV fluids and his intestines and stomach need a break. Tomorrow it will be a week since all of this started and he still can't tolerate any type of solid food....or even diluted formula for that matter.

Rhett slept over 15 hours last night. He is just tuckered out. His stoma is needing dressing changes 3-4x a day because he is leaking so much, and it's green bile from his stomach.

The hardest thing about this is that he would have days where he was okay and then he would have really bad days.

Anyhow. Merry Christmas to us.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear this Pam, I hope he has a quick visit to the hospital, and you guys are home in time for Christmas! Drive safely, and keep us updated as best you can!!

T.

jkribbit said...

I'm so sorry, Pam. Poor little guy! Lots of prayers for a short stay and a healthy little boy quickly!

RK said...

Oh goodness, Pam. I'm sorry he's still having so much trouble. Hope this is a very quick stay and he is perking up very soon!!

Carla said...

I am so sorry Pam! I am praying for a safe trip and that he heals quickly. Hoping you are home for Christmas!! (((Hugs)))

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

OH man I'm so sorry! Praying you're home SOON!

Aimee said...

I'm so sorry to hear about this. Get well soon little guy! Hopefully it won't be a long stay. Be very careful driving. We have 8 new inches of snow at my house and that's just from 6:00am this morning when I left until just after 12:00pm.

My Three Sons said...

Well it looks like I'll be calling Primary tonight to check on you guys. Who is watching all the other kiddo's? I know timing is always perfect huh? Sending lots of prayers your way. Rhett, you get better really soon so you can have Santa visit your house!

Stephanie said...

I'm so sorry you are heading to the "big house." We have a running joke around here that it wouldn't be a major holiday if we weren't stuck in the hospital! Praying for a short and straightforward stay.

DTanner said...

Good luck to you! When does the insurance kick in. If it is already, I guess there is one thing on the bright side. I am off a few days after Christmas. I will have to come hang out.

momtojesse said...

Prayers going out for you guys. I hope he gets better soon so you guys can spend Christmas at home. give Rhett big hugs from us.

Colleen said...

I'm really sorry that Rhett has to go into the hospital. I hope he won't need to be there for too long, and that you get to be home for Christmas. Prayers are on the way!! I hope Rhett feels much better soon!

rachel said...

Oh, Stinkin!! We're thinking of you and hoping you'll be home in no time!

AZ Chapman said...

I hope he gets out before Christmas I will be thinking about y over the holidays

My Three Sons said...

Pam,

I'm following your twitter and I see your coming home with the IV. That is such great news. I have done that with myself so I know you can do it. Did they put a no-no board on him and secure it so he won't pull out the IV? I'm praying he is going to be a good boy so he can get better soon!

Call if you need anything.

Love you guys.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Pam, I'm sorry that Rhett has to be up at the hospital. I was there for half the day today with C. I could have come visited! I hope you get home before thursday!

kaylene

Kaden and Angel Ava's mommy said...

I hope you guys are home before Christmas.

Are you guys getting a chest x-ray done??? Just curious, I don't know if I posted in my last comment or not but when Kaden's patch popped he would have green bile come back out of his mickey button. I would ask the doctor to do a chest x-ray if he doesn't plan on doing one just to be on the safe side and to reassure yourself (and me : ) ) that his patch did not pop. Please keep me updated with this or it will drive me crazy.

I really do hope you are home before Christmas. That is definitely not the best place to celebrate, besides he already celebrated his birthday there.

Thinking and praying for you all.

Teddybear said...

Pam I am praying for a speedy recovery and a short stay at the H. I sent you an email the other day but prehaps you haven't had time to read it.

Prayers coming from WI Love Deb.