Tuesday, April 17, 2012
What's been happening here at the hospital since I last posted?
Saturday evening Mason was transferred out of the PICU and up to the third floor! Great step forward!!!
Mason's had a rough time finding the pain meds to keep him nice and comfy. He's just so tolerant to pain meds. Poor little guy.
By Sunday he stopped having fevers!!! Yeah!
By Monday we seemed to have Mason's pain under better control, but he's very drowsy from all the meds.
Being drowsy has made it rather difficult when he's needed to work with physical therapy, but he is still making progress. Baby steps right?!
Yesterday he sat up in a wheel chair 3 times for at least 30 minutes! And he looks so tall now!
As you can see, Mason was not too happy about getting into the wheel chair. But, he is so strong and he did it!
It definitely tired him out and he took a little snooze right in the wheel chair. Of course he had his little squirt gun with him for self protection!
Besides getting Mason to sit up in the wheel chair, Physical Therapy has tried to get him to bare weight on his legs and walk a little, but he hasn't cooperated very well with that yet.
Mason's respiratory junkiness had been much better for a couple days, but then last night got worse again. The docs and I can't quite figure out the cause of the setback.
The respiratory therapists have been coming to our room to do "cough assist" treatments several times a day since last night. It's almost like a vacuum that sucks coughs right out of poor little Mason. He hates it!! But, it seems to be helping. I do think part of the problem is that he's still sore even with all the pain meds so he's hesitant to cough on his own.
Please pray that Mason's respiratory system can clear up and that his body can continue to get stronger so we can go home soon!
Here's a very tender sweet quote from Ronald Rasband's LDS General Conference Talk:
“A perfect body is not required to achieve a divine destiny. In fact, some of the sweetest spirits are housed in frail frames. …"