Thursday, November 19, 2009

"Good News"

Well, the CT scan came back earlier today. Initially we were told by the doc that it looked as though Kaden's diaphragm had reherniated. My heart just sank. That was the last thing I wanted to happen, another surgery for our big guy. I really don't want him to be put in that situation, especially with how far he has come. Surgery just seems to make him take a BIG step back. Well, then the surgeon resident looked at the CT results and said that he believes that the patch is still intact but that it seems like he has a small bowel obstruction that is actually pushing up against that patch, probably causing his difficulty in breathing. He did come off the vent today and stayed off the majority of the day and is off of O2 although his sats are not as great as they can be.

So the plan is for us to hang out at the hospital, hoping that this obstruction corrects itself. If it can not or gets worse he still will have to have surgery for them to correct it. He has gone through this before and things did correct themselves after a few days. He is not getting food, so he is getting fluids through an IV (that is one of the reason for staying in the hospital). We pray that things will correct themselves, that he will not need surgery, that he stays comfortable and that we are home in time to spend Thanksgiving with our family.

We all are missing our Brody. This is the first time I have been away from him other then being at work and honestly he goes to the same daycare that I teach at. Luckily, my parents are bringing him down this weekend and the hospital just lifted a "no sibling" policy (due to the large amount of H1N1 flu patients) so Kaden can see his "buba". He really misses him and has been talking about him a lot since we have been here. We can not wait to see him and give him hugs and kisses.

Thank you for all of the prayers and please keep them going for Kaden.

Day Two

Kaden slept VERY well last night. I was surprised. He is a little quiet but seems to have a little more energy. Right now daddy went down with him to get the CT scan done. Hopefully after that we will know a little more to what is going on.

I got more sleep then I anticipated but had a pretty tough night last night. I think because it was quiet and such that I had to much time to let my mind start wandering. Being here sure has brought back a lot of memories.

Well, I will type more later. Kaden is back!!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Last night was a long night. We took Kaden to the ER and did not get home until 12:30-1:00am. He has been battling brochitis/pneumonia (can not honestly tell you which one it is, I have heard both from the same doctor) for the last two weeks. Well, this week he just seemed to be getting worse...especially yesterday. He is now back on the vent 24 hours a day and has been requiring O2. He is really run down and just not himself. Yesterday I noticed that his belly was distended and he was even more run down then he has been. I then called his doctor in KC and asked her if it was possible that his diaphragm reherniated. She said that it is always a possiblity and wanted us to take him to our hometown ER to get a chest x-ray and some lab work done. The ER doctor believed that it looked as though it did reherniate and so we made plans to come to KC today. The doctors here are not sure if this is the case or if something is going on with his GI track so he is admitted into the hospital. He is not a happy camper and is ready to go home already. Tomorrow they plan on doing a CAT scan to see if they can see things clearer. I really pray that it is not his diaphragm and that we can stay clear from surgery. I will update more tomorrow...I am running on about 3-4 hours of sleep and can not think clearly.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Time Flies...

Things have been going by fast lately. Sorry I have not updated recently. We finally got into our new house around the begining of last month. Nate and I also celebrated our 3rd anniversary. Halloween went well, until Nate dropped Kaden on his head. We were out trick-or-treating and Kaden was dressed up as batman. Nate was carrying him around on his back and when they would get to a house he would swing him off of his back to make it look like he was flying. Well, Kaden didn't hold on or something and instead of flying he landed hard on his head. He was done after that and got a big bloody bump from it all (thanks a lot dad!!). Brody on the other hand didn't enjoy it much at all, he was just ready for a nap.

Kaden does not seem to be enjoying school too much. He has been crying a lot lately. I think it has been a big adjustment for him. Yesterday he was diagnosed with bronchitis again, so we are trying to get him feeling better.

Brody is crawling and getting into everything. He can say "mama" "bubba" and "bye-bye" (at least I like to think that is what he is saying). He is cutting his third and fourth tooth, so that is a lot of fun!

Nate...well, it is hunting season so he is out to find that trophy deer that he seems to miss every year!!!

As for me, well, I am here. I am very tired and feel like there is just not enough time in the day for everything. I really could use one full days worth of uninterrupted sleep (ahhh, a girl can dream, right?).

Well that is a quick update on what has been going on. I do want to post pictures and I really will try this weekend. We do not have internet set up at our house yet, so I will try to keep things updated when I find that extra time!!! Hope everyone is doing well!!!