We got home Thursday morning at 12:30am. Thursday, Renee and Lizzy came. That's Eben's nurses. We love and missed them. That's when the cough started and soon after the fever, and for the last few days I have been buried in covers and barely leaving my room. Bronchitis will have to wait, because...[...]
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The time has come to go home! Last week, we recieved some wise counsel from the first doctor we seen when we got to Mayo. Her words of encouragement of going home and regrouping was just what this mom needed to hear. Today marks our 7th week in Minnesota, and we just down right miss our family. I don't know how many more nights I can put Blessing to sleep crying for his Pappa and Eben wanting Jada. We just miss our tribe. [...]
Today did not go as planned.
Blessing woke up with a 103 temperature. He has been wheezing since Tuesday, but no amount of albuterol has been able to clear his lungs for long. The temperature change I'm sure is the culprit. Cold weather is our friend. Overnight, he began to run a fever and started working a lot harder than I would like to breathe. So, this morning we made a trip to the ER.[...]
Yesterday, Eben was moved to inpatient rehabilitation at Mayo. The good news is he is going to receive Physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, recreational and music therapy every day with the goal of regaining full use of his right side and correct some cognitive deficiencies. [...]
Look who is sitting up at 90 degrees and tolerating it (kind of). He also can eat and his back to being talkative. Happy dance.
Yesterday, I think I had hit my mental and physical wall. I am happy to report Kiah was able to stay with Eben over night since he was not in ICU. Tammi said, Blessing and I started snoring as soon as our heads hit the pillows. I didn't move until 630. [...]
He seems to be feeling better. He's eating mash potatoes. The doctor said, he should expect his pressures to level out over the next 24 hours. As they level out he should improve. Physical medicine is coming in to do another evaluation, and then making recommendations for the next step.[...]