Ian watched Curious George this morning. I don't normally let him watch TV, but he really got into it. His expressions were very cute.
Monday, April 28, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Friday morning we dropped my car off at the dealership for a routine oil change only to find out I needed a new timing belt. Just my luck. The earliest they could have it done would be Saturday evening. We looked at prices for other places and decided to wait until later to decide anything. In the meantime, we went to Mama Clydie's school to meet some of her co-workers. Most of them had only seen pictures of Ian, so you can imagine how excited they all were. My husband, who was had his car up for sale, had a man call who was interested and decided to show him the car that night on the way up to Atlanta. The man ends up offering a deal to buy the car the next day. After much deliberation, we decide to sell him the car. That night we meet up with some friends at the Braves game and try to not think about how crazy the last 12 hours has been.
Saturday morning we met with the man and sell the Jeep. This leaves us with no vehicle except the one my parents have so generously donated for the weekend. We were quite surprised at how quickly the car sold, but now this means we really have to buy one. We'd been talking about it for a while, but it seemed much scarier now that we actually needed one. In the meantime, we found out my grandfather has been put in the hospital with a very low blood pressure. Saturday evening we went to our nephew's scout award ceremony. Afterwards we attempted to look at cars, but everywhere we wanted to look was already closed.
Sunday morning I decided it best that I go to the hospital with my mom while my husband went to look for cars. Ian's Grandma watches him while DJ and I go our separate ways. After a few hours at the hospital, I get a call saying DJ found the car he wanted--with the help of his dad. Although I missed being there for the purchase of our first car, I was glad I was able to be there for my grandparents. My mom and I eventually return from the hospital. After dinner with his mom, DJ went home with his new Jeep. Ian and I stayed with my parents until the next day for my car to be fixed.
Monday is not quite as eventful, but I do finally get my car back. Ian, Jaime(our beagle), and I make our drive back home.
Luckily we had the support of our family. Our parents took turns caring for Ian while we had to get everything sorted out. Thank you for all you do for us!
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Please keep us all in your prayers, as Ian still has a long way to go. Specifically, he has been having trouble sleeping both day and night. Where he used to be on a schedule and fell asleep easily, he is now practically screaming anytime he gets sleepy. Hopefully this will pass, but please pray for us to have the necessary patience and for Ian to feel more at ease.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Ian is still doing well. He has seemed to be more fussy the past few days than before. He is now done with antibiotics and Tylenol with codeine, but he will still be taking Amicar and regular Tylenol for a few days.
His sleeping schedule is more or less the same. We try to have him on bed around 8 or 8:30, which seems to still work well. He is getting up at least once a night, but that's much better than we had expected.
He has started eating better and is up to at least 3 oz. every 3 hours. We started him on some new solids yesterday: bananas. Surprisingly, he seemed to like the veggies from a few weeks ago more than the fruit. I'm sure a lot of it has to do with the adjustment to eating solids without the NAM.
All in all, we've been very pleased with the results. Some of the tape has started to come off, which is quite exciting! I'm ready for it all to be off! He is still wearing the arm braces to make sure he doesn't disrupt the healing.
One week, 2 days post-op:
One week, 3 days post-op:
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
He is taking several different medicines, including Tylenol with codeine, Amicar, and an anti-biotic. The Amicar is for his hemophilia to help the blood clot. We have been giving the Tylenol every four hours, but we have started to cut back on how much we give. We're down to 2mL instead of 3mL.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
This is the morning after surgery. We just happened to catch him in his favorite sleeping pose, complete with "welcome sleeves". He's wearing leg warmers over the braces to keep the velcro from scratching his precious face.Here he is trying to snuggle with Dad. Ian didn't understand that he would not be able to rest his face on Dad's shoulder without hurting himself.
Getting some much needed rest. He slept so well the night after surgery.
Ian is getting his vitals checked before surgery. He is in a surprisingly good mood. He had not had a bottle since 6:30 the night before.
Trying to catch a quick nap on Dad
Ian is waiting to go back to surgery. He was such a good baby, only crying because he had to be poked so many times. They had trouble starting an IV and it took a total of six tries to actually get one they could use. He was all smiles between the poking though, thanks to some entertaining family.
Being such a good boy.
Quick kiss from Mama.
Family trying to entertain a hungry baby.