Family Vacation

Family Vacation

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Well it's been a while again. I can't seem to find the time to update lately. On Monday Nathan was supposed to have an appointment with his ORL doctor so we could talk about taking his trach out, that never happened. Nathan got sick over a week ago and has been sick ever since. He's lost 7lbs and has no energy for anything. So we took him to the ER yesterday and he was admitted to Peds so he could get rehydrated.

While he was in the ER they discovered that his sodium is pretty high, a result of the dehydration, so they are working to bring it down slowly. Also his right hand started swelling and turned red for no apparent reason. The doctors are just "watching it" which is really doctor code for doing nothing since they have no idea what happened to it in the first place.

Nathan has been getting fluids for quite a while now and still hasn't peed which just goes to show just how dehydrated he really was. Hopefully he will pee soon and will show us that he is on the mend. Right now I am listening to his roommate whine and cry while his parents try desperately to make him settle down. Nathan is being my perfect NICU baby and sleeping right through it.

While we were in the ER all day yesterday Chubby was at him with Aunt Lisa and had a wonderful time. When I called to check on him she told me "despite what he thought was going to happen, he's made it 10 minutes without eating and is doing fine" which is why I call him Chubby. It's good to know he's in good hands and is hopefully going to come visit tomorrow.