Sunday, July 23, 2006

Very Long Night!!!!!!!!

Good Morning Family & Friends ~

After much poking and proding, Connor still hasn't given up enough blood for the docs to send it to the lab. He is so stingy with his blood and they have been trying to spare him from going to the Operating Room and getting a central line. I've put my foot down on that one because last time we were here he got an infection each time he had central line access. Little Bug is just in a fretful state. He is thrashing around and wiggly and he just can't seem to find comfort. Throughout the night he received many different sleeping agents to help him get some zzzz's but he fought through each and every one of them. I finally broke down and allowed them to give him Ativan a little bit ago and so now he is sleeping and still. After talking with the ICU docs this morning in rounds they are fairly certain that Connor has a respitory infection that is causing the labored breathing and fever. His lung X-ray showed some "gunky" hazziness on the right side. Since they are unable to get blood at the moment, they don't know if it is a virus or a bacteria based infection. He is in significant GI distress as well, but this is not new. It does, however, seem to be worsened by whatever else is currently going on.

The goal for today is to keep him comfortable and allow him to sleep. Now that he is bigger and more active, it is very difficult for him not to fight the c-pap machine and try to pull it off. They've talked about restraining him, but at the moment he just has little white socks on his hands so he can't pull the c-pap off. As hard as it is to be here, we have reconected with friends and nurses and docs that love us and Little Bug so much!! I was able to get through to Randy late yesterday afternoon so he does know what is going on. He is worried and concerned but glad that he knows so he can pray!!

Thanks for praying troops!!!! You are all the army of God and we depend on your every mention of Little Bug our ever-caring Lord. Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!!!!

Lovebug Hugs,
Lori

9 comments:

Sheila said...

Lori if you guys need anything, I hope youll ask. Id be there is a instant for you guys!!! Your in our prayers. Kiss that little bug from me, ok... I know he is going to be just fine!!! Your Friend Sheila

Daddy...from Germany said...

Honey I'll keep prayin...and thanks for being there for Littlebug when I can't! I just landed in Ramstein and it looks like we might be going to Cyprus to pick up refugees to bring back to the states....but we don't know for sure yet???

The most important thing is zou and Connor!!! Thanks for being there for our little guy!! Honez zour the greatest Mommz in the whole wide world!!!!!!! I'll trz to call when I get a chance and the time zone is right OK

Love zou honez...Randz

and I love zou too Littlebug and get better real soon Ok so Daddz can take zou out to plaz!

Love Daddz

ps thanks Mom and Dad for taking care of Abbez

ps#2...sorrz about the z's and y thing....the kez pads on German computers are messed up!!!! AUGH

Debi said...

Wow what a weekend..I was shocked when I read your blogs...I hope you are able to get some rest today also...????
I know sometimes that isn't easy however even a nap would be good for you....
I will be praying for rest today and some answers tomorrow...
The picture last week of the Little Bug smiling is so precious ... he really has grown you can tell in the picture...

Hugs to your Little Bug....
Blessing to you both...

Debi

Heather Bennett said...

Lori, I just returned home from a couple of days away and came in to check on you guys. I am so sorry that you are back in the ICU. My parents are here for a visit, so I will inform them and we will all have the 3 of you in our prayers. You know my friend, God is allowing you to know him in amazing ways. I know that he is your strength, your song, your peace, your husband when Randy is not by your side, your LIFE! I love you dearly and will be praying constantly for Little Bug and Mommy and Daddy.

I love you!
Heather

Auntie Maureen said...

Lori,
We're praying for wisdom in the docs, rest and healing for you and our precious Little Bug. Keep strong. You are doing everything right...never doubt yourself when it comes to being a mother. You're the BEST!!(Lucky Little Bug!)

Love, Maureen and Larry

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