Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Tuesday late afternoon:

Well.........somethings seem to be better and somethings not so much. Charlie had another cat scan around 5:00 because the neurologist and his clan came and identified more posturing that was concerning. The EEG leads were removed and a head scrubbing (of all the glue that held the leads in place) caused the poor child a fair amount of distress as any movement of his head and neck is horribly painful. Since all the EEG stuff has been removed, the swelling of the kids face seems to have gone down a bit. A feeding tube has been inserted and the nurse was getting ready to serve a delicious dinner of pedisure. Charlie Cooper was just learning the crawling skill and Grandma Cheryl loves to rub his calloused little knees. She is so glad that the EEG equipment is gone.......she cannot keep her hands off his forehead.

Britton had a visit to the waiting room and he was pretty glad to see his mom, dad, and grandma's. I think they were pretty excited to see him as well.

THANK YOU-THANK YOU-THANK YOU for all the fasting, prayers, phone calls, and posts. We cannot believe the wonderful support that has been shown........talk about overwhelming! The Infectious Disease MD (the one that said that the bacteria that colonized on Charlie's gram stain was worse than any he had seen in his entire career) said that this afternoon he is 'cautiously optimistic' about the resolution of the infection. We know that Charlie is being blessed and watched over.


Little said...

Coop... this is Ali. I fasted and prayed for you today and I hope you feel better fast. I can't wait to see your smile and read books to you again. Love you this much:)

stinkweed said...

hello charlie- this is stinkweed- your favorite cousin.i justed wanted you to know that i pray for you so much. ifasted for you all through school and it was our party today with pizza and ice cream. It was hard but it is all worth it. I love you with all my heart. -Aubrey

Anonymous said...

Angel and Rob,

I got a phone call from my mother tonight telling me about little Charlie. I was in shock to hear the news, and was relieved with the fact that his updates are on the blog.
You have such an amazing family, he is in the best hands. I have a lot of faith in the doctor's at Primary's, they have helped me when I've been in need and I know they're doing all they can plus much more for him. I am praying for you all, and especially baby Charlie. He is the cutest baby, such a strong little man. I will be home from school this weekend and will help if you need anything at all.

Sara Llewellyn

Sam said...

Angle and Rob-

We are praying for your sweet little boy. You are an amazing family, and we love you guys so much. We are here if you need ANYTHING!!!

Love Sam and Paul Hixson

Shani said...

In the words of Eisenhower: "I never saw a pessimistic general win a battle!" "Cautiously optomistic" sounds great!