Thursday, January 3, 2008

Good News

Ty still hasn't woken up. His eyes (eyeballs and lids) are quite swollen from all the fluid yesterday.

BUT! The fever is starting to go away. We are moving to move to the regular floor this afternoon. Yay! He is off of oxygen and they think the seizure was a reaction to the epidural medication.

PICU is a very sad place to be. So many parents I see have tired, tear-streaked faces, and shoulders sagging under a heavy burden of grief. I wish I could do something for them, perhaps carry that burden for them for just 5 minutes so they can feel hope again and a little joy can come back in.

Thanks for all your prayers and well wishes, I know they are making a difference. now, if he would only wake up a bit.

6 comments:

Summer said...

I know the last epidural I had gave me a full blown panic attack, the worst I've ever had. I had no warning, all the sudden my blood pressure dropped and my heart rate spiked and I was writhing on the bed in agony waiting for it to stop. The nurse started freaking and all I could do was whisper saying "It's just a panic attack," more for my benefit than hers. It only lasted 20 seconds but it was awful.

I'm glad Ty's doing better. I prayed for him last night.

Corrie said...

summer - oh my goodness, that would be awful. (and thanks again).

Cocoa said...

Hallelujah! That's wonderful news.

Am'n2deep said...

So, so glad to hear that things are moving in a good direction again! I hope he wakes up soon!

So now I'm going to give you a compliment now, because you are so deserving. :) I admire your compassion and desire to reach out and bring comfort to others, when the road hasn't been so easy for you. And I admire your ability to stay positive and hope for the best, again, even when life has thrown you a few very difficult circumstances.

Continued prayers....

Corrie said...

cocoa & am'n - thanks for for doing the victory dance with me, it's more fun that way.

Corrie said...

oh and thanks for the compliment