Thursday, March 27, 2008
Good Day! :)
Today was a good day! Grandma Kathi held him for a couple hours this morning then he relaxed a little for me to practice changing his G-tube dressing and vent his tube. Afterwards it was off to PT with Janine and worked on staying calm while being rolled from side to side. He still needs practice in this aspect but he is getting better. Then after therapy Grandpa Brian rocked him while rubbing his feet and he fell asleep in his arms. He swears the foot massage is the trick. I will have to try it. I wish I had my camera but I took it home on Tuesday and it’s somewhere in the new move-in chaos. He fell asleep for a couple hours and then got his daily dose of love from Grandma Cheryl. He is lucky to be loved so much! They are going to look at his chest x-ray to see if his stomach is on the film as well so that he doesn't have to go for a separate x-ray. He is still on ½ pedialite and ½ formula but we have graduated to a speed of 30 cc/hour. The nurse Emily (she says "hi" to Danielle and Lacie and Glen McKay) has been fantastic. Of course it helps that Charlie is her only patient today and he has been on his best behavior. She helped me “check residuals” and he seems to be emptying his stomach OK on this speed. Because the feedings are lower than what he needs, the difference is being made up through IV fluids. I have told him that he has to have a good night and behave for Shanilla and that if she tries to sneak him any treats through his tube that he should just say “no”.