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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Updates

Lots of updates, so here we go!

Me:  STILL sick, and sick of it!  No more nausea and all that goes with it, but I am still really weak and tired.  My throat hurts, my head hurts, and I just can't eat.  At this point though, I'm having to carry on with life.  Please no visitors; my house is a wreck!

Cooper:  After his sickness, he was having a lot of trouble holding down his food.  We have talked to many doctors and nurses, trying to figure out what was going on.  The short term solution was just giving him pedialite for a while, then working back up to pediasure.  A longer solution might be getting him a pump.  He would eat three small meals a day, then the rest would be pumped into him over a 10 hour period overnight.  Not ideal, but might be what he needs for right now.

He had his urology pre-op visit.  Things are good there.  Dr. C is very nice and understanding about all of Cooper's issues.  He is going to consult with pulmonary before and after the procedure, so he hopefully won't be back in the hospital with pneumonia again after surgery.  He is not going to send him home after surgery, so he'll be watched closely for a while at least.  And he is good with Dr. Ph doing surgery on Cooper's eyes at the same time, if it comes to that.  All-in-all, things are good there.

Brad:  Hates the PICU.  His patients are depressing, he rounds twice, he works really long hours, etc.  BUT, he got to go on the helicopter (and earned $150 extra in 3 hours), there are so many docs on PICU this month that he got an extra day off, and they've been really helpful and understanding with everything going on with Cooper's and my illnesses.

2 comments:

Kara Givens Paulk said...

Hope you get better soon - thinking of all of you!

Lauren said...

Praying for you to recover quickly! Josh's Emma had a pump for overnight. I will pray that Cooper starts getting better NOW, so he won't have to go through that! Sending you positive energy from Texas! Love you!