Friday, January 16, 2009

Sooner rather than Later

Well, what we were hoping was going to just be an overnight stay is now a stay for the long haul. The cardiologists came by this morning and said Dr. Hawkins is trying to reschedule his surgery hopefully for Monday morning and either he or Dr. Kaza will do the surgery. (We knew that's when it was supposed to be). His sats are fluctuating so much and his shunt is so narrowed that they want us to stay here through the weekend so they can keep an eye on him.

Jack had an ok night. He ate well and slept decently, except for when they tortured him. They needed to get some blood for some tests and it wound up taking 5 sticks, plus lots of digging around to get enough. He was absolutely screaming bloody murder. Then they came in a few hours later and informed me that they needed more for another test so they had to stick him again. Then this morning the nurse felt so bad when she had to tell me that the first blood they worked so hard to get was mislabled (not her fault) and they wouldn't do the test on it and we had to do another blood draw. Thankfully though she waited until the IV team had a shift change so we could get someone decent to do it this time and they got it in the first try. Jack and I were not happy campers about all of this, and I'm sure our neighbors weren't big fans of all the screaming either.

Poor little fellow. He's taking a well deserved nap at the moment, and mom could use one as well. Good thing it's Hardy's turn to sleep on the oh so comfy pull out chair tonight.

7 comments:

Christina said...

Good luck with everything. I am glad they are able to keep an eye on him until the surgery. I hate those multiple pokes! We are thinking of you guys.

Hugs & Prayers,
Christina from IHH
Jacob's Momma

Jill said...

Poor guy! He is one tough little dude!

Get some well deserved rest!

Jodi VanSkiver said...

Hopefully things go better for you the rest of today. We will be praying for you guys. Let us know if you need anything.

Patty and Kevin said...

We are praying for you and little Jack! I'm so sorry that Jack had to endure all those awful pokes. I could never stay in the room when Laurie had to get poked time and time again. Stay strong and God bless you and your family!

Brammer Family said...

My goodness...

*Sending Lots Of Love*

We are thinking about your sweet family. And praying lots.

Good Luck!

Godwins said...

I'm sorry Aimee. I hope things go smooth from here on out and we're praying for you guys!

The Whitaker Family said...

Sounds like no fun at all-- I'm sorry, Aimee! Hang in there...