Monday, March 30, 2009

Breathing Better

Today has overall been a good day for Noah. Unfortunately, around 1:00 a.m. this morning the nurse discovered a blood clot in the IV in his arm. This is a fairly common occurrence but it meant that a new IV had to be started. Noah does not have "good veins" and after several attempts in his hand and arm, the nurse went for his scalp.
Daddy headed off to work, after only a few interrupted hours of sleep, while the little man and I entertained a string of visitors – Lindsay, Megan and Nana. They brought with them food and encouragement as well as helped me pass the time.

The nebulizer treatments in addition to the antibiotics have helped to clear Noah's lungs. The nurse commented that "he doesn't sound like he has rocks in his lungs anymore". Noah's pediatrician will be by later tonight to give us the results of his lung culture. Once we have the results, we will have a better idea how much longer we will be here. Hopefully tonight will be less eventful and Kc and I will get a bit more sleep. That might just be wishful thinking.

6 comments:

  1. I'm so glad to read that Noah is getting better and better :-) The picture is too cute; baby smiles are some of the best smiles ever! I hope all of you will be home soon, but it does indeed sound like you are in VERY good hands - from both inside the hospital and out. I am praising and praying. Here's to a more peaceful night full of sweet dreams for all...

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  2. How can one small baby's smile just light up a whole room and so many hearts? What a fighter and Noah's strength is truly a beacon to all of us to remember that he is a warrior in the Lord's army. Good night to all of you and I do hope and pray that tonight gives all of you some much needed sleep. Kim

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  3. That picture is so cute. His smile is priceless!

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  4. so sweet! he is too cute! glad he is breathing better! rebecca freshwater

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  5. Noah, you have such a promising, uplifting grimace on you sweet little face! You must know how much your mommy and daddy love you! You give me so much hope and comfort and I am a lot older than you. God bless you little sweetheart!

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  6. "Noah's my name; smiling's my game.
    Seems I've earned a measure of fame!

    I am charming, can you tell? I've got
    those nurses under my spell!

    Pretty soon, it's home I'll go,
    with Mom and Dad and toys in tow.

    Talk to you soon; just look at my blog;
    so, cheers and best wishes, jigetty jog!"

    Love, Ruth of Orange

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