Sunday, November 22, 2009

Quiet Day (Yesterday's Update)

Hi, it's Kristen. Jill and I have something greatly in common and that is our nocturnal habits. But Jill out lasted me yesterday. I went to bed before I received her update. So this post is about their yesterday's report.

Words from Jill:

Today was nice and quiet. I'm just getting to an update (sorry, you'll probably see this tomorrow morning). The on-call neurologist is just going with the plans of the neurologist from the week. The nurses, in fact, are turning off the versed as I type this. That is the medication that is keeping him in the PICU. So possibly tomorrow, we may move up to the epilepsy floor. The reason I am happy about that is it means we are one step closer to going home. We still have a long way to go, but I'll celebrate it one tiny step at a time. His pneumonia seems to be clearing, and that should help too, because seizures are worse when kids are sick.

My uncle Dave and Aunt Cindy live in the cities, and my aunt Denise and uncle Terry came up from South Dakota for the weekend for a Vikings game; so they both decided to take me away from the hospital and get some supper. YUMMY!! 26 days of hospital food with very little outside food makes one very happy to get out!! We had the most yummy food and great conversation. We ate at a quaint little 1930's style diner. It was a lot of fun! Plus they came bearing gifts. My mom sent me more clothes, and some gifts (Thanks mom and dad!!), my aunt and uncle brought me more jammies and some nice pampering things (love them all, thank you!) and my grandma made me puppy chow!! (Thanks grandma!!...I love it, you're the best!). I had the best time!

We're looking forward to a relaxing rest of our weekend!


Tyler said...

I am happy to hear that Matthew has made a tiny step forward and that yu got to enjoy part of the day away from the hospital. I'm sure it was well needed.

Diane, Tyler's mom

Tara said...

Im so happy to hear that they are turning off the Versed. Michelle actually reacts the opposite to it. Im glad that we don't have to use that. Im praying for you to go home soon enough! And how fun is it to get gifts! yay!

Sherri said...

Yay! Things sound good :) We are rejoicing with each little step too! So glad you were able to spend time with family you sound refreshed!

Keeslermom said...

I'm so glad you got to get out of there for a bit! Everyone needs a break sometimes!