Tuesday, July 06, 2010
I chose a doable plan for July. Everything was in place to do it and then my youngest got very sick. On Saturday morning I took him to ER. His breathing was rapid and oxygen stats low. So after a long day of monitoring they admitted him.
DH stayed with him Saturday night. I came home and took care of those who are here. Then after church Sunday I returned to the hospital. We were told he would come home. They wanted to see his stats at 5. Just before that he was happily playing and then wanted to sit in my lap and cuddle. We were watching a movie and he fell asleep. The nurse came into the room. She said she was going to tell us we could get ready and leave. But, in looking at the stats she wanted to call the doctor. She called and he told her to keep my little one for another night. So we hooked him up to oxygen and ordered some dinner for him. He was not happy to have the oxygen on. I can't say as I blame him.
Dad came back and got the sister who had come to visit when I came back.
I stayed the night with him. He was given more breathing treatments and then at bedtime he went to sleep with oxygen. He woke up a few times trying to pull it off. But after he gave in to it he slept pretty well.
About 4 they removed the oxygen. His numbers were improving. That was great.
He woke up at his usual time. He got breakfast and then was discharged.
He and I walked to the car together. The unit was low staff so they let me just leave with him.
There is a fountain outside the hospital. We walked and looked at that. He really enjoyed it. Then we walked a ways more and he looked at another fountain. He was enjoying looking at everything between the room and the car. It was an enjoyable walk.
I really want to figure out how to better enjoy the journey. I love looking at the world through the eyes of my children.