Thursday, April 2, 2009

Kinda Conked

Shawn is sleeping right now, with a little help from the pain medication. While he does need pain meds, because you would too if you had 3 tubes coming out of your body....he is not in terrible pain. It is more of an annoying pain. Also, his throat still hurts from the ventilation tube, even though the tube came out on Tuesday night. He has been drinking some juice from a sippy cup, and as I expected, he has thoroughly enjoyed almost 3 containes of strawberry yogurt. It hurts to swallow, but he is choosing the yogurt anyway. What a champ. When I'm finished with this post, I think I'm heading for a nap, myself.

I got about 5 hours sleep last night with only 1 long interruption. Also, Shawn peed on me this morning, so I was forced to take a shower. I feel nice and clean. I got to hold Shawn for a couple of minutes, which is when I got drenched. A little while ago, I got to hold him again for about 1/2 hour, and there were no pee incidents. Yay! (He is wearing a diaper but the gadgets pull it open a that's why the accident happened.)

Mom brought me breakfast this morning, and shampoo since I had forgotten that. Joe is mowing the yard today because we have a showing tomorrow....and if all goes well, I plan to go home either tonight or in the morning and give the house a good cleaning and my special touches for the showing. Shawn is doing so well and as long as Joe can be here, I think it's a good plan. But I reserve the right to change my mind (ALWAYS).

Shawns heart beat is still not in the perfect rhythm, but we learned yesterday that there is a slight chance it won't fully get there. What they are saying is that his heartbeat is almost in regular sinus rhythm, but with a slight delay. This doesn't appear to be alarming anyone. They have not removed the wires yet, for the pacemaker...but Shawn as been disconnected from the pacemaker for about 24 hours. He has great pulses and stats, so he is doing just great.

I am so relieved. I'll be so much happier when the chest tubes can be removed and he can move more freely. He is such a sweet sweet sweet boy and I love him so much. We are most definitely over the hump and I am just so relieved.

Loving Jesus with all my heart right now. I might even crack my bible open today and get caught up where I left off a couple of days ago.

Thanks for reading. Loving you all!


DEb said...

Melissa... know that we continue to pray for all of you... if you need/want ANYTHING (and I know you get told this a lot, but we mean it too) please call.. 414-4110...


camille said...


Your yard looks great! It's been so nice to keep up with what you're going through on this blog. I'm thinking of all of you. Congrats on the showing!

The Clicks said...

Thanks for the updates. I'm so glad to hear Shawn is doing well. Praise the Lord! We've had your family in our prayers and will continue to do so. God bless!