Sunday, May 1, 2011

The first of May

Just a quick update for everyone. Matthew is, well, Matthew. He got a cold 2 1/2 weeks ago; which we managed at home for about a week before he developed pneumonia. He got a trip to the local ER, and ambulance ride to the Children's hospital. The ambulance ride turned out to be a little traumatic for all parties involved when he decided to stop breathing in the ambulance shortly after we pulled out of the hospital. The episode was short lived; but the ambulance driver drove ALOT faster after that. I think Matthew didn't think we were going fast enough :)

He only spent 24 hours in the hospital (thanks to some really great IV antibiotics), and was dismissed to recover at home, since we have oxygen, and IV supplies at home. He was on oxygen about a total of 10 days; and is almost fully recovered now.

We have gotten approved by the state for more nursing hours; and I am now able to sleep ALL night 5 nights a week. TRUE BLISS. I am now a spoiled girl. I LOVE it. Matthew's night nurse is fantastic and takes great care of him. We are getting "day" care 2 times a week too with the same nurse we've had for over a year; so we are truly enjoying the wonderful team we have.

The other kids are counting the days till summer break (3 weeks) and I am looking forward to it too!

In 5 days I will have a teenager. Oh MY. I am not ready for that.

Hopefully the next post will contain pictures of my growing chubby boy and his adorable siblings. Happy May day!


Kristen said...

A teenager?? Oh my!! What an adventure that is going to be. A driver's license, an attitude of mom-doesn't-know-anything, and dating. Oh my!

Matthew is the best fighter I know. It's incredible the things he overcomes. That kid has so much life in him. It's moving to see. How many times has it been now that he was so ill and he pulled through? I look forward to your pictures. I miss seeing him and all of you.

Diane said...

Here's to a HAPPY May!!

Lisa said...

I agree with Kristen - Matthew is a fighter! Give him a hug for me :)

Quinn's Diary said...

I'm looking forward to pictures too! Thanks for the post! Now I have folks asking me about him a lot! So thanks for the post!

Happy May and soon to be summer!

So glad to hear you are getting more help too! So good for all of you!

Jenna said...

Hi Matthew and Family
My name is Jenna and I came across your site. Matthew is an amazing brave courageous fighter, and a real hero at his young age.
I was born with a rare life threatening disease.

TherExtras said...

So happy he is better and you are getting more sleep!


Michelle said...

Always love hearing from you. I am anticipating a major mid-life crisis for me when Sammy becomes a teenager, but I know you will do better than that!

Hugs to all!