On a very bright note, Grandaddy Gerry (Matt's dad) randomly showed up today. It was a great surprise, but when I came up to the desk to go in, they said, "One of the grandpas just went back to see him." WHAT??? To my knowledge NEITHER of the grandfathers were in town today. Who did they just let back there with my baby? Anyway, it was Gerry for a surprise visit, so no worries. He came to save the day. Matt is most definitely sick. He went to the doctor yesterday, and he has something viral and contagious. He stayed with his grandaddy last night, so I wouldn't get his germs. I told him he gets one more night to get over it, and then he's coming home regardless. I'll just steal some masks from the hospital or something. He's so sad to not get to see Jonah, and I'm so sad not to get to be with him. I don't feel alone. I have plenty of people who would come at the drop of a hat, but they're not Matt. I miss him terribly. His heart is breaking at having to be away.
After Jonah's freak out attack, he still only ate 15 cc's. We're still having major pain management and eating issues (the first having to do a lot with the second), and he pulled out his feeding tube yet again. Today makes the fourth time they've put it back in. I know he needs it, but they can secure it to his face, so he keeps getting mad and agitated and pulling it out. I hope the in and out is not causing damage, but who really knows what's going on in there?
They've tried methodone, morphine, and today oxycodone to try and control his pain. I'm not sure how today has gone - he's getting his bandages changed now.
- that Jonah's pain will be managed with the least amount of narcotic possible
- that he will eat and in the meantime, that he will not pull out the tube
- that he will continue to resist infection
- for Matt, that he will be healthy again (can we start with a smaller version miraculous healing?)
Here are some pictures from the last couple days.
After yet another hair wash attempt.This time I definitely had more success, and I must admit, I DIG the mohawk. (His hair is blonde... don't let the aquaphor deceive you.)
Grandaddy gets to hold Jonah for the first time. Nana and Granny are going to be so jealous.
To the Deacon Basketball Friends for the great card and thoughtful gift. I don't know who you are or how to thank you, but it meant so much to us. GO DEACS!