Monday, February 18, 2008
One Step Back :-(
Last night was a schosh rough for our little man. (A schosh is in between a smidgen and a hair.) About 0330 he started to storm pretty good but this time he was sweating like a snowball in Hades. It isn’t uncommon for him to perspire some w/ his storms but this was like his old man after a 3 min jog, dripping. They had to change his picc dressing twice he was leaking so badly and the tape that holds his feeding tube in was coming off. That proved to be costly later on. When they were doing their A.M. checks they felt it prudent to weigh Charlie por que, I don’t know. He is supposed to get weighed every 24 hrs and he had been weighed around 1600 the day before so I inquired of its necessity; “Well he’s awake so we’ll do it now.” I’m sure this CNA was just doing what she was told but it turned out to be ill advised. Long story short; while moving him to the scale from the bed Charlie’s feeding tube got jerked out. Dad got pissed, made comments about individual levels of competence and sat indignant the rest of the morning. Now Charlie is down getting a new chow chute put in so that he can get meds that were due almost an hour ago. Today we’re looking forward to a visit from a Neuro-Radiologist for an understandable explanation of Saturdays MRI but it is a holiday so if he’s on the same kind of schedule that STRICU payroll nazi’s are we’ll see him when he’s good and ready and not a minute sooner. (Inside joke: Susan is the aforementioned nazi and her work schedule makes banker’s jealous.) Odds are he’ll be here tomorrow. Thanks again for all your comments and support. The advice has been invaluable. I never new my family was so smrt, oops, I meant smart.