Thursday, November 4, 2010

The (really) good and the (not too) bad

Good first - he's home, and had only a tiny bit of trouble with anesthesia. The doctor was ready for him and did something with the meds when Tomas started dropping his heart rate. So no intervention necessary this time - hooray! MRI went great and we should have results by Monday.

Bad - No platelet study as Tomas would not bleed today. They sent in the expert for difficult sticks and after 3 tries even she gave up. The game plan was then to draw out from the IV after it was placed, but that didn't work either. Nothing. Nada. So we have to go back another time to do it. The bummer of that is that particular test is only done in Dallas so I'll have to drive back there sometime soon.  More bad - his blood sugar was already starting to drop after only 2 hours of fasting. He had been on pedialtye for 3 hours previous to the fasting but there just doesn't seem to be enough sugar in pedialyte to help him. That means his blood sugar issue is still there, we are just masking it with the continuous feeds. He stayed on a D5 drip through the procedure to keep his levels stable, and I was able to re-start his feeds before we left.

Thank you all so much for your thoughts and prayers. When I checked the computer this afternoon and saw all the messages I was so grateful. It is so uplifting to know that you all remembered him today.

A few weeks ago at a pumpkin patch:


  1. What an adorable picture! What an adorable little man!!!! We will keep praying!


  2. Oh so frustrating at not being able to get everything at once. But he's home and doing well, yipee!

  3. Glad the anesthesia went well. I know the waiting is frustrating. Love this "little stinker" pic.

  4. So happy to hear that it was smooth you were in my thoughts and prayers all day. Praying the results are definative for you. By the way the girls looked awsome for Halloween!! Super scarey! Home is good! Jen