Sunday, April 11, 2010

Update - Kathleen

Happy Sunday! :)

Cale had a pretty busy morning. The nurse said that yesterday he had a slight temperature so they did some blood tests and a few other tests just to make sure they aren't missing anything. Everything came back with out any big worries. The chest x-ray showed the same spot they had seen before. The nurse said they might address that tomorrow.

At 9am this morning it had been 24hrs that Cale had been capped! I just called the nurse station and he's still capped! If he makes it through the night, the trach might becoming out tomorrow! That's going to be so nice for him!

They also did Cale's weekly weight and he's down to 105lbs. He's still loosing so much weight even after they've increased how many times he's getting fed. I know he'll get it all back soon enough.

At 11:00 today, I hopped in my car and drove an hour to visit my sister-in-law and my two sweet nephews. :) The idea has been there for a couple weeks to go, but I haven't wanted to even think about driving a whole hour away from Cale. Thursday night, I realized that after 60 days of being in a hospital all day, everyday, that maybe it wouldn't be a bad idea to get a way. It ended up being a really nice drive. I got to play outside with the boys and cuddle with them on the couch watching Princess and the Frog. It was a great afternoon! I was able to get back to the hospital and spend more time with Caleb before I headed for the hotel too. I'm excited for this next week to see what he's going to do next! First, it looks like the trach will be coming out so that is already another huge step, on top of whatever else he's going to surprise me with!

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26

3 comments:

  1. It's good that you realized you need to do something besides sit in the hospital, Cale is the best of hands. I am referring to being in God's hands, although the hospital staff is great too!! You have the kind of faith that a lot of people wish they had, I'm so proud of you my beautiful daughter. Keep on looking to the future.

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  2. The Bensons4/11/10, 7:27 PM

    Wonderful. So glad that you were able to get away and get refreshed and renewed. And a puppy...Woohoo. So fantastic. The two of you are just making leaps and bounds. So proud of you both.
    Love ya honey.
    Jean and Charlie

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  3. Dear Kathleen,

    GOOD for you, for being brave enough to leave Cale's side and go spend time with other family members! : D

    I know you want to be there for him, but it is important for you to get out and get a breath of fresh air.

    Still praying for you my friend,
    Lorri Cyphers

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