Monday, March 3, 2008

Snot Patrol :-)

More of the same for the King of Neuro-Trauma last night and Charlie did ok too. Two storms last night but not bad like some of his others. However, early this morning I had the odious task of booger removal because he was having some issues w/ breathing and O2 saturation and oddly enough I took a certain degree of pleasure in the extraction of said snot. Two cigarette butt sized boogs later and lil C was breathing freely and fell asleep. This morning we met w/ one of the ear, nose and throat Docs and he had some good info about his Cochlear implants. Apparently there isn’t as big a rush to get them in as they initially thought. He’ll have an MRI later this week to get a better picture and go from there. Charles had a little PT Session w/ Neil this morning and did really good. He sat and knelt, laid on his face and got to fall asleep w/ his momma holding him. All in all a good morning and we hope it will all lead to a good day.
Side note: One of Charlie’s Nurses is a guy named Dave and while I was watching Jeff Gordon turn his car into a crumpled soda can in the NASCAR race yesterday he came in and let us know what a HUGE race fan he is. He told me all about his love of horsepower, trackbars, wedge adjustments and restrictor plates. In general, how NASCAR is his life. I am so glad there is a fellow red-neck here at PCMC, thanks Dave!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful picture - wonderful to see Angel hold her baby boy. I do not know you or your family but I get emotional when I see you holding him. What a precious little boy. He has touched me and if I could "will" him better - he would have been home long before now. Have a good day little Charlie. I am praying for you constantly.

Anonymous said...

Ang,

Charlie looks so relaxed in your arms. Your smile says it all. how much you love your little guy. We love you guyes and there is not a day goes by that we don't think about you and pray for you. I will try and get in later this week.

Love ya

Deirdre

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Ang, it makes me happy to see you holding your little one. I know he loved it as much as you did. Keep up the good work on the snot patrol, Rob. It's almost as fun for you as the zit removal, huh?!?
G-ma C

Marilee said...

Angel, you look like the madonna --(no not the rock star) Mother and child is a beautiful sight.
Rob, I refute your claim that NASCAR = redneck. My very sophisticated son (choke, cough, hack) also is a fan of all those car thingies you mention. He is most definitly not a redneck--although he does get chills every time he has to drive past Darlington SC. (It's a racetrack for you non rednecks).
Was the snot suctioned or removed by other nefarious methods?
Inquiring busy bodies want to know.

Anonymous said...

The best medicine is when a Mommy (or Daddy) gets to hold their baby. By the smile on your face that's just what the Dr. ordered.

Meghan said...

you would, sicko. i thought you might have mistyped snow patrol, but nope. you're gross. there are other gross things you can clean up at my house if you want (diapers, kid puke). just let me know. (britt & angel still well?)
marilee - big word. nice.

LOVE the pic with you and coop ang. he looks pretty chill. did he really lay on his face :)? cute. hope the rest of the day is pleasantly uneventful...

PS. i didn't picture dave as a neckcar guy. you never can tell about people, huh...

Anonymous said...

I LOVE THE PHOTO YOU & COOP. KIPPI

Anonymous said...

thats a big bugger for a litte dude

Terry, Lacie and Ella said...

I'm so happy things are going well now. I miss seeing you at good old r.m.n.a. but I have to say I love seeing you get to hold Charlie and you look really good. Thanks for all the updates.