Thursday, January 14, 2010

The little man


Nathan continues to improve. We were moved down to the IMC unit a couple of nights ago, and the docs and nurses have really been great. The docs are being very cautious with the little guy and only turning down his D10 slowly to prevent another crash. Currently, he is getting 50% of the maintenance rate and starting to drink more, so if he is able to keep his sugars up and continue to drink, they will try to wean him off the fluids all together sometime this evening or tomorrow. If he continues to respond well, it looks like we may get to head home tomorrow.

This illness and crash took so much out of his little body, and he is still sleeping for many hours during the day, but he is playful when he is awake now. When he wakes from this nap, I think I may take him for a ride around the unit since he hasn't left the crib since we've been here. The jury is still out on whether this was bacterial or not, but they are treating with antibiotics regardless because some of his lab work is really wonky. But, the great news is that we should be heading home hopefully tomorrow...I sure do miss my hubby and girls...and bed.

5 comments:

wandaconner on January 14, 2010 at 5:28 PM said...

Sounds like good news! I bet hubby and girls miss you too!

The Gustafson Family on January 14, 2010 at 8:34 PM said...

I just read your last three post and am so sorry to hear that Nathan is in the hospital. I am sending lots of love and prayers your way! I hope you'll both be able to go home soon!

Nicole, Drew, Jack, Megan, Sophie, and Lucy too on January 14, 2010 at 9:47 PM said...

Yeah, hope tomorrow night you will all be sleeping under the same roof! Glad to hear things are improving. Here's hoping he gets even better at home. After all there's no place like home :)

Heidi on January 15, 2010 at 6:32 AM said...

Awww, poor sleepy guy. Great news, I pray he continues to improve and youll be back in the arms of your family soon, AND in your own bed! Sending you both more hugs and prayers-
Heidi & Jack.

Suzette on January 15, 2010 at 3:26 PM said...

Been praying for all of you. I know it is so hard having the little fella sick. But I know it's hard also having to split the family. I am so glad to hear the great news that he may be going home. Will continue to pray for him. Love ya, Michael and Suzette Bailey

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