Wednesday, April 2, 2008

I Hope You Have Eaten...

Today has been a tale of two halves. This morning Char did famously at PT and then spent 4 hours sleeping on his old man. Then, upon having sufficient rest for the remainder of the afternoon he has been quite naughty since he woke up at 2. We’re talking naughty like needing morphine for the first time in weeks. As best we can figure his poor temperament is due to his ear surgery but primarily in part to him once again showing no success in tolerating full formula in his diet. Currently they have suspended his feeds to give him respite while morphine is efforting to establish a satiable degree of calm. The picture below is not chowder from the Rainbow CafĂ© like you might think, if you have had the pleasure of dining at this bastion of culinary genius, but rather the residuals taken from Charlie’s tummy while diagnosing his sub-par comfort level. Tasty.
While this visual is fresh in your minds, allow me to impress upon you the pungency of this broth while you continue to dry heave. Few odors have had my olfactory receptors on high alert like this. I safely can put this as a clear number 2 on my list of foulness second only to Shani after Mexican food. Now my intent was not to disgust or unnerve but to more appropriately illustrate the gastric distress that my boy is under. The small tomato like parts are dried, partially digested bits of blood that are coming from his ear surgery. “You know they are all connected.” I did not but I am told by Dr. Warren that this is not alarming so be not alarmed. Dr. Warren (pictured below) is the miracle worker that gave Charlie his new ear.
Hopefully tonight will find Charlie in a far fonder state than he has spent his day and sleep will be in excess.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, poor Charlie! I'm sorry he's had such a rough day. I hope for everyone's sake that the night goes better and he feels more comfortable. He is such a trooper -- and you guys are too. Hang in there, progress is happening!

Roxey said...

Dang! Sorry for the not so nice day....especially sorry for the need for morphine :(
Love and Prayers
Rox

erin said...

Thanks for the visual Rob. I am certain I will have interesting dreams tonight... puke pans, cute doctors, and Shani after mexican food. Hang in there guys... go fight win! Goodnight sweet Charlie!! Love you!

Marilee said...

Thanks Rob- that's just disgusting. A great way to end the day. My compliments to the chef. Yucky muck.
As Scarlett O'Hara would say "Tomorrow IS another day". It will surely be better--one can hope.

Anonymous said...

Ok, Too much info (at least visually). I got the olfactory angle here on Powell Avenue as Jace has the stomach flu... real nice!

But poor Charlie, it must be miserable... Plus I also have Bryan here and I'll bet he can best Shani in any contest that involves body explosives.

Sleep tight. Love you, JIll B

The Baum's said...

Poor baby! Give him whatever he wants, just make his tummy better! We're sending hypnotic sleepiness vibes to Charlie from Layton!

Anonymous said...

so sad and so sorry!! Poor baby! Is there an explanation as to why he is not tolerating food? Hopefully it will all be worked out soon! Best of luck for a peaceful night...

Anonymous said...

Sleep well Charlie.

Suz said...

I believe that Coop was frisky today because he was tired of Rob and Dave acting like deacons.

Gammy always gave us a coke when we had an upset tummy. Get the doctor to order a coke for the little man!

Meghan said...

why rob? really...

whitney said...

I was about to bring you the $3.20 I owe you so that you could have some yummy chowder. Now I may never order a creamy soup again! Poor Charlie, maybe some Frosted Flakes, they always settle my kids tummies. Plus, they look a lot better coming up. On the bright side, you had Cuddle Up Coop for 4 solid hours, I just hope you didn't drool on his head.

Anonymous said...

Us Grandma's here in Missouri say give that baby some mashed pototoes and gravy. But on the serious side sorry Charlie had a bad day, hope his nite is better. He has made such big steps getting better and we know he will continue. God bless Charlie and his family.

Missouri

Shani said...

I do know my way around the Mexican food. You know how I get when I am hungry!