Wednesday, November 11, 2009

An Update

Hi, this post comes from Kristen, Jill's blogging and I.R.L. friend.

Her and Matthew made it safely to Minnesota but Jill cannot post updates on her blog from the hospital. So I am privileged to be her and Matthew's little carrier pigeon while they are there. Jill can still view all of your comments though, so post away!

Words from Jill:

We finally got word at 8:45pm that the plane had left Sioux Falls, SD and was headed for Omaha. There had been more urgent kids that needed to travel, and so we got bumped. By the time they landed at the airport, then rode in an ambulance to the hospital, it was 10:30 ( I think, my brain is mush). It took a while for them to get report and load Matthew. They, at their discretion, could also decide if I was able to ride along. I was petrified that I would not be able to ride along and then have to get in the van and drive 6 hours in the middle of the night. Thankfully, they allowed me to go. We got to the plane (it was a small "fixed wing" medical plane) and I think the fight was about 1 1/2 hours. It was a nice flight and Matthew tolerated it well. I typically have a little bit of anxiety flying, but I was surprisingly at peace. We knew we had so many prayers traveling heaven ward!!

After we landed, the ambulance was by the tarmack waiting for us. We loaded in and it was a quick trip to St. Paul Childrens. When I looked at the clock, it was 1:30 A.M.
Report was given, blood was drawn and Matthew's EEg was hooked up. We were admitted to the PICU, but the plan for the day is to get Matthew to the epilepsy unit. He needed to be admitted to the PICU so it was a "lateral" transport (I think that's the right word). Basically he was taken from a PICU, so he had to go to a PICU.
Thank you Kristen, for keeping all of our friends and family updated!! I totally forgot I couldn't access my blog at this hospital. Kristen will do a fantastic job of keeping you all updated while I am here. I will probably send her more update this afternoon/evening and let you all know what's up.
I can't wait to see how God is going to work through the neurologists today. I'm ready to get my baby back!

13 comments:

Josephine said...

I am so glad that you are finally where you need to be! I am also glad that it was a smooth journey, and that you were able to fly relatively anxiety-free. I'll be praying that they figure out what's going on and get Matthew back to his normal happy self as soon as possible!

Tara said...

Im so glad that you were able to make it! Im praying for you guys and that you can get an answer.

Kristen said...

I pray real, helpful medical action happens, to get Matthew back to his usual self. I just know he is wanting to scoot across your floors at home again.

Melissa said...

Jill,

Were praying really hard. My heart goes out to you and steven. if there is anything that you need let us know. im very happy your plane ride was smoothe.

Sherri said...

Praise God! You are there safe and sound. We are praying fervently. Praying for you to get your baby back soon! And your family, and your home, and your life! HUGS :)

Melanie said...

So glad you arrived safe and sound!! I hope the doctors there can start to figure things out and help get Matthew back to his regular wonderful self! (and have you both back home as soon as possible to be reuinited with the whole family!). You guys are always in my thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Well, it's about time they get you guys to Minnesota! Oh I hope the doctors there can help. You are a very strong woman Jill! God knew what he was doing when he picked you for Matthews mom. I just read your past posts where you broke down and yelled at the doctors in Omaha - YOU GO GIRL!!! If you need help with the kids here in Lincoln don't hesitate to FB it out and we'll all respond - you've got a strong support system here and we all are willing to help if you just tell us how/what you need. Also, if you'd like to jump out of the hospital mind frame for just a brief moment - I am trying to set up Curt with a friend of mine....she's really sweet and she likes to fish. I'll keep you posted. ;) Love and Hugs, Michele Ray

Michelle said...

Praise the Lord! Matthew and Mommy finally made it to MN. We will continue to pray for your journey, and await that day when Olivia and Matthew are able to laugh and play together. We trust in the Lord that you will receive the answers that will help Matthew heal and recover from these seizures.

Loving you in the Lord...
Jason, Michelle & Olivia

Anonymous said...

Jill,
Once again your post leaves me almost speechless. Praise God for His Strength so visible through your response to your experiences. i pray His Strong Hand of support to bring Matthew back and both of you back to those at home. Love, Darlene

Hannon! said...

I am so happy to hear that you both made it to MN safely. I will continue to pray that you find the answers you need to get your sweet Matthew back!

Thank you Kristen for updating - that's incredibly sweet of you and Jill is lucky to have a blogger and IRL friend like you!!

Michelle said...

I really hope and pray that today brought you some helpful answers. What an awesome Mom you are for pushing so hard for your little boy!

Carla said...

So happy to hear you & Matthew are in MN. Prayers for real progress to be made & questions answered! Praise God!

Jane said...

I am so grateful that you guys made it safe!! My thoughts and prayers go out to you, Matthew and your entire family! Also prayers go out for the doctors to have the answers we need to get Matthew, my little buddy, on the path to wellness. My two boys are also saying prayers for your entire family. Give Matthew hugs and kisses from Nurse Jane!!