Sunday, April 6, 2008

Caroline Kisses and Grandma hugs :)

He is still fussy but not as much. We gave Charlie a suppository and an enema with average results. We were expecting a blow out but it didn't happen. Sweet Caroline (Whittney's little girl) said all he needed were some kisses and he would feel better so she obliged. He did calm down for a minute but then I think he was crying for more. He is currently being rocked by grandma Kathi and is starting to calm down after getting Ativan. He was sweating so bad earlier that the tape holding in his 3rd IV came off and he now has a new IV in his left foot. So in the last 24 hours every extremity has had an IV in it for a short time. I also noticed the other day that Charlie has two new top teeth coming in. They have broken through but with all the medicine he is on, I doubt he even felt it.

Shannon, our favorite resident, explained that it is very common to have diarrhea and then be constipated because at first only the liquid (diarrhea) can get around the blockage and then as it progresses nothing gets through.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

When my son was sick and they were having to put in IV's all the time, they put a port in his chest. That lasted for a month. Have they said anything about that? I know you feel so bad for him having to get stuck all the time. You guys are awsome, and Charlie is so sweet. Your story has touched my heart. I hope they get his tummy figured out soon.

Anonymous said...

What an absolutely sweet picture of charlie and his grandma. So much love is just pouring on to Charlie that he has just got to feel it. I hope they get his feeding, bowels and tummy figured out soon.

Anonymous said...

dear Charlie,i know IV's are not so fun,but you haveto get better.

Groove The Dance Studio said...

That is the sweetest picture of G Kathi and Charlie! SO much love for him!! Love and prayers
Rox

Anonymous said...

Grandma Kathi seems to be such a sweet and loving lady! She has such a sweet and adoring look in her face as she is looking at that sweet angel in her arms. If all babies could have a grandma like that to love them, this world would be a better place. It is obvious to an outsider(like me) that she must have been the one to pass on that gentle nurturing touch to Angel. I clicked onto Charlie's dad's blog and was amazed as I read that sweet tribute he wrote about you(I think I speak for all mother-in-laws when I say that it is quite an accomplishment to have a son-in-law write that about you). To read how you have been such an ever constant presence in your grandchildren's life and such a support each and everyday for this sweet family brings tears to my eyes and makes me want to strive to be a better mother and grandmother. I tend to be around when things "hit the fan" to help out, but you seem to be there every day of their lives and I believe that it will be something those beautiful grandchildren will always love and remember about their dear grandma Kathi! Thank-you for inspiring us grandmas from across the country! We have fallen in love with this sweet family and pray daily for little Charlie. Much love. -a fellow mother and grandmother

Anonymous said...

I will testify to the fact that the reason Rob and Angel are who they are...is their mom's. Cheryl is fantastic mom and grandma and what little contact I have had with Kathi...I can tell you , she is just a wonderful as Angel.

Keep plugging Charlie. Your steps may be small, but they are still steps.

Love you, Jill

whitney said...

Caroline has been telling her brother and cousins about her Charlie all day - her Charlie. Hope you guys enjoyed the quality cinema I brought over.