Thursday, March 4, 2010

poor little thing...

asher's not doing so well emotionally right now. he's become very sad; i'd almost be tempted to call it depressed. he doesn't want to play, he doesn't want to eat, he barely drinks, he doesn't want to move at all... he just wants to sleep.

that being said, i've ordered meals for him today, and breakfast and lunch weren't even touched. but when i told him i was ordering supper, he helped me to pick out some things (fyi, grilled cheese, fries, chocolate milk and chocolate pudding. poor choices nutritionally, perhaps, but remember, he may not even eat any of it, so it's moot, anyway). so we'll see how that goes.

his central line (in his jugular, right side of his neck) and pacing wires came out this afternoon, and he did really, really well. complained a bit at first, but he didn't even move while the nurses worked. he was so brave. i'm really proud of him. :) he still has two lines in his right hand, and his nurse was hoping to take them out this afternoon, too, but they have to decide what they're going to do about his diurretic, since the HCT alone isn't enough right now. he is still very puffy all over, and that is part of his problem with his sats. his lungs sound clear, however; there just seems to be a pocket of fluid floating around in there around his lungs, but moving around will take care of that... once he starts moving around, that is.

anyway, i'm gonna run for now. he's sleeping, but i don't know when he'll wake up, so i should get back to him. i'll keep you posted. :)

1 comment:

amanda said...

poor little thing is exactly what keeps running through my mind...
i'll keep praying for him, he's an amazing person and so brave to deal with all of this.