Monday, June 28, 2010

Tough to be a Sweetboy


Sam got off to a bumpy start today. I pulled him out of bed at 6:30 to nurse and feed him some breakfast before he had to go NPO (nothing by mouth) for a test at Riley. He was No Fun. Following me around, wanting breakfast, whining, climbing up me, until finally he cried himself to sleep on my shoulder. For 5 minutes.

A friend of ours came over to play with Chris while we went. Sam perked up to see her. He even did well at the appointment. We got pretty good news, answered prayers in that it wasn't major but still something wasn't quite right; he only aspirated juice, so he will be receiving thickened liquids and therapy for a while. But No Feeding Tube -WOOHOO! After he demanded we eat lunch at the hospital we came home, and he played with our friend's baby for a few minutes in the Mr. Potato Head Mess left behind by big brother. Sam wanted to pet the baby, and even though they weren't exactly playing Together, they were still pretty sweet side by side. Oh, and FYI, I thought that Mr. Potato Head didn't have any choking hazards, but turns out those earrings can be entirely stuffed in a sweetboy's mouth, not actual choking, but still not exactly good either.

Since he'd eaten well at the hospital cafeteria, I just nursed him and threw him in bed (after changing his barium coated clothes). He napped for 2 1/2 hours, very nice, and when he woke up he was in a much better mood. He was happy, climbing all over the furniture, he figured out how to get Himself up on the couch. And he drank his new thickened milk. :)


Kathy said...

I'm glad the thick milk is helping. :) Makes a huge difference. Poor guy. I know how frustrating that is! I'm glad you got good news and an easy solution!!!!