Thursday, September 20, 2012

Alex’s Big Adventure

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We had a crazy couple of days around here!  Alex had a cold, and it settled into his chest.  He woke up early on Tuesday morning, breathing very quickly and retracting with each breath.

Daddy was on a business trip in Alabama, and we’re very thankful for two sets of grandparents who stepped up to make things a whole lot easier in the midst of this crazy week! 

My mom dropped everything, came to our house with nothing but the clothes on her back, and stayed until Alex was released.  My dad came down to be with my mom on the second night until I could get home with Alex.  Keith’s parents kept us company at the hospital, brought presents to keep Alex busy, made phone calls, and picked up prescriptions.

 

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talking on the phone to daddy, who felt terrible that he couldn’t be here
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watching Netflix on Mama’s Kindle

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playing with his new Spiderman toy from Grandma & Papa

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Alex’s glowing pulse-ox monitor

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When Alex first woke in the morning, I asked him if he wanted to
stay awake  or get some more rest.  His very true answer? 

“Mommy, it is SUPER DUPER hard to sleep in a hospital!”

Funny faces in the mirror on the bed tray

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eating a few bites of lunch -
mostly he was just thirsty
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hospital playroom – Alex’s favorite part of his hospital stay

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FINALLY released at 10:30 PM – HOORAY!

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We have a wonderful doctor, and the nurses were all so very kind!
While it was a very late release, we appreciate that his doctor was willing to come at 9 PM after her own very crazy day to release him! :)

We have our very own $130 “souvenir” – a nebulizer for home.
It’s been an interesting week, to say the least!

3 comments:

Michelle said...

Praying for you, Alex!! Hope you feel tons better soon :-)

Lindsay said...

ohhh no!!! How is he doing now? I hope he is feeling better! I hope you were able to get some sleep!

Les said...

So, so glad he is doing better!