Thursday, March 6, 2008
Last night they ran a virus panel to see if Charlie had RSV and initial indications were that he did. They moved all his medical stuff out in the hall and the nurses had to gown/mask up every time they came in like they were dealing with something bubonic. We thought “oh well, what next?” but in reality Angel and I were almost un-phased by it. The way I look at is when you’ve got a child whose knuckles are sore from knocking on deaths door and he’s got some pretty bad dain bramage the news of a virus has about as much effect on you as a fart in the wind. Maybe the reason for our lack of amazement was that the initial indications were about as accurate as Landon Clark every year telling me how great the Utes are going to be. (Undefeated when they play the Coogs every season) So, tests came back this morning negative which caused some amazement to the doc’s because according to them its quite uncommon for a tyke to be in the hosp. this long and not pick something up that proves to be caustic. He slept like a champion last night. My buddy had one storm that required intervention then back to sleep, credit given entirely to our RN who put Charlie’s father directly in his place. I was humbled and made fully aware of how archaic my methods of extruding nasal waste are. I watched, much like my wife watching motorcycle jumping on New Years (http://encounterthegrizz.blogspot.com/2008/01/do-you-have-rag-for-gas-cap.html), in complete amazement as she worked her magic. I was the grasshopper watching Mr. Miagi work wonders on my boy’s sinuses. Her methods, while quite arcane, were ingenious. Several types of suction, lubricants, solvents, negative pressure and myriad implements helped in liberating Charlie’s beak. Wonderment. The remainder of the A.M. has been un-impressive as he has been quite calm and/or asleep for its majority. His schedule should be productive today with 2 PT sessions and a trip upstairs for his final hearing tests. Thank you all for your continued support as our little man fights on, you all are great.