Wednesday, September 23, 2009

PICU

If you would've told me that we would be HERE last night...
I would have told you
"YoUr'RE cRAzY!
Ben has pneumonia.
It literally came out of nowhere.
I was tucking him into bed around 8pm,
and by 9pm he was breathing like THIS:

video

I called my husband and told him I needed him home, NOW!
We were in the ER by 10pm.
5 (painful) hours later we arrived in the PICU.
After NUMEROUS attempts, his IV is finally in,
and now the PICU crew is trying to change his trach
to a cuffed one so that he doesn't leak on the vent.
His white blood cell count is really elevated
and his left lung is DOWN!
I won't know much more until later.
My bed is calling me...it's been a LONG night.

9 comments:

Mostly Stacie's Space said...

We are always with you. Love you.

Jenny said...

It's Ben's way of hogging him all to himself when he hasn't had enough one-on-one time with his mom.
Hugs and Kisses, and get well soon!
XOXOXO

Jenny said...

YOU. not him.
You know what I meant....

Adam and Anya said...

Becky! Many hugs for you. I hope you feel such comfort, peace, and rest as you battle ANOTHER hospital trip.

April said...

I just can't believe it. I am just so sorry!!!

Scott said...

I have been thinking about you everyday hoping for the best with your thyroid, I pray you will have strength to keep going.

Michelle said...

Uhhh the comment scott said meant michelle said, scott was signed on at the time

shirlgirl said...

Oh, Becky, so sorry to hear that. Poor little guy. Try to rest. You have so much on your plate right now. Hope he clears up quickly. Sending you lots of love.

Rachael said...

Thinking of you, Becky. I love you and Benny!