Thursday, May 5, 2011

In Which Connor Is Still Very Sick But We Manage To Stay Home

Mom, Quit Taking My Picture-- I'm Trying To Watch Swiss Family Robinson

Well, we're not in the hospital, which I'm very thankful for.

Connor had only two seizures today so we got to stay home.  I think it was a combination of his fever remaining at a stable level (it stayed around 101 all day today) and me being super vigilant about giving him Tylenol every four hours around the clock.  I'm really glad that we've been able to keep him here instead of having to take him in, though we won't hesitate to do so if we feel like he's taking a turn for the worse.

Though he still doesn't have a stuffy nose he's developed a nasty sounding throaty cough and he was still throwing up quite a bit.  His lips are pretty chapped, but I had him on a slow feed through his g-tube all day and he kept enough down to keep from being dehydrated.  He spent most of the day on the couch with me, watching Swiss Family Robinson and looking completely miserable.  Even the ostrich race didn't make him smile, and normally he thinks that the ostrich race is hilarious.

I hope he feels better soon.

I'm trying to get to bed early tonight; I'm looking at the third night in a row of getting up every four hours to give him Tylenol and all of the interrupted sleep is really starting to take its toll. 

Looks like we'll probably be up to more of the same tomorrow.



Julia O'C said...

That picture is heartbreaking.

Thinking of you guys.

isabelkhan said...

I've never seen Swiss Family Robinson. The ostrich race has peeked my interest. On my way to rent it:)

Hope he feels better soon.

Ashley's Mom said...

Poor thing. I hope he feels better soon, and that you can get some rest soon.

Colleen said...

Poor guy, I hope he feels better and gets his humor back soon.

krlr said...

I hope you had a better day today! [Would it be shallow of me to admit I'm also suddenly curious about the ostrich race?]

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