Thursday, March 6, 2008

RSV… syke!

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.

9 comments:

Roxey said...

So is it a confirmed cold then? Sorry you got denied on the nasal extraction method--I know how much you enjoyed it!

hizznizzle said...

Rob and Angel--My husband came across your blog randomly and couldn't stop thinking about Charlie. He showed me your blog a couple of days later and I couldn't believe it was you guys. Charlie is a little angel and he and your family are in our prayers.
luv---Lezlie (Twede) Helm

Andrea said...

I am so so so glad that "Super Coooper" doesn't have RSV. That is the one thing that we have been avoiding and dreading this season. I'm hoping you are not there when we come on the 28th, but at the same time it would be nice to chat. I hope PT goes well today...

Andrea M

Andrea said...

oooooops I put an extra O in Cooper, sorry.

Anonymous said...

it's nice to know that someone can put you in your place.

But I want you to know what great parents you guyes are. I am continually amazed at your strength and faith.

Love you guyes.

Rod & Deirdre

Anonymous said...

OOPS!!!!!

Meghan said...

i also love that you were knocked down a notch or two and put in the place of student - rather than mr. information voice. thrilled it's not rsv. hope today is a good one. look forwar to more pt pics. i love them!

whitney said...

Nothing Charlie does is by the books, hasn't the staff learned that by now? I'm glad the staff has learned how to deal with his dad.

Anonymous said...

Welcome Back Rob........

Jill