have you ever been couped up somewhere?
we are couped up.
rsv is a respiratory infection and is highly contagious.
brennan is not allowed to leave his room. ever.
that means no walks down the hall.
no fresh air.
i didn't think one could actually survive without these things.
all hospital personnel have to wear masks, gloves, and these lovely yellow smocks.
when brennan sees them put on the yellow smocks he starts crying and reaches for sean and i.
he knows what's coming with the yellow smocks.
i'm hiding with sean's laptop, down some hallway on the 3rd floor.
it's quiet and surprisingly doesn't smell like a hospital.
if i'm feeling sad for brennan i just walk down this hallway.
there is a playroom for children with long term illnesses...makes brennan look pretty darn healthy.
some good news for today...
brennan has been taken off of IV fluids:-)
his IV is still in as a precaution, but has not been used since yesterday afternoon.
they took him off of the IV fluids after one of his diapers weighed in at 4 pounds.
brennan's nurse has been trying to ween him off of his oxygen today.
he is down to .25
translation=lowest amount of oxygen you can be on:-)
good thing too b/c he has resorted to pulling off every tube attached to him today.
he has not needed the deep suction at all, just the snazzy bulb.
the doc says the only thing holding us here is the oxygen.
his lungs sound great, i am told.
still some wheezing.
the nurse thinks we'll be out of here tomorrow morning:-)
i just saw a little boy in hospital jammies walking with his IV pole down the hall...makes me realize that i took my healthy childhood for granted.
brennan has the same hospital jammies.
boy do i have a darling picture for you!
they tie in the back, so cute.
no cord to upload my pictures:-(
i've grown as a parent this week.
all of a sudden i don't feel 16 anymore.
i feel 35.
to me, 35 means you're adult.
a grown up.
at the expense of a 2 mile post i will end.
my hall is getting noisy, and i'm pretty sure sean might need a break from the coup.
don't get me wrong, the coup is great.
the coup saved my little brennan's life.
we LOVE the coup.
but sometimes you've just gotta fly the coup!
tWo notes before i go:
1. the rasberry lemonade in the cafeteria knocks my socks off, especially with a few squirts of fresca--wowza!
2. i can't find the ":" on my new phone. only the ";" so if you get only winks from me in texts when a smile would be more fitting, just know i'm a 100% winker now;-)
what in the crap is going on in the world??!!
i haven't seen tv since thursday.