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wife. mom. adjunct professor. we homeschool. i'm a little bit OCD. i love math. bright colors and geometric designs make me drool. we live with a medical rarity, and Jesus saved his life. through that, Jesus is changing us. The american dream and status quo is overrated...and sometimes just plain wrong. our lives, our family, our careers, our faith are all now filtered through a new lens-- thank you Jesus. welcome to our crazy. feel free to take some of it with you, we have plenty to go around.
It's not the load that breaks you down; it's the way you carry it.
-- Lena Horne

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.-- Jesus Christ

Friday, November 6, 2009

stupid veins

Ridge is in the treatment room right now enduring an attempt at an IV.  I swear I can hear him screaming all the way in here, and I'm not lying, and I'm not wrong.  Horrible.  I know, I'm probably horrible for not going with him, but I can't stand hearing him scream and cry or watching him get stuck.  I know the nurses are taking good care of him.
He is holding his blood counts better today- still not holding them WELL, but better.  He usually drops .1 or .2 a day on his hemoglobin and he is now dropping about .5 per six hours....the diapers don't really look much if any better today.  The spitup has been minimal today.  Anytime he gets really worked up and cries I worry about what that might do to his bleeding.
There isn't really anything else to update.  Hopefully they will return with an IV in his arm.  I doubt it, but only bc he rarely has veins close enough to the surface and cooperative enough to set an IV.  The nurses try try try and they are really patient and really good- it isn't them.  He just is a tough stick.  And as soon as you lay that boy down he knows what's going on.  Put the tourniquet on him and he goes BALLISTIC.  I hate hearing those screams.  I can't hear them anymore so I wonder if he's stopped...I wonder if they got it.  I sure hope so.

1 comment:

High Heels and Huntin' Boots said...

I just can't even begin to fathom. I am praying for you and your family...