Saturday, May 9, 2009

What a Day...

Today has been quite an eventful day. It all started when Jeramie and I got to the hospital around 9:30 this morning. We weren't able to go back and see Ethan until well after 10:00, which we later learned was because he needed a new IV, and a team was working to get one in. Evidently he kicked the one out of his foot and, as we all know, our little man is not an easy stick.

Two hours, and a number of nurses later, there's still no IV. You may be wondering, "why is it so important for him to have an IV?" Well, he's currently on 2 pretty powerful antibiotics that we're hoping is killing any infection he may have. They run through his IV, and the oral antibiotics aren't quite "powerful" enough, as we understand it. So, we needed that access.

Anyway. Jeramie and I hesitantly leave around noon to get some lunch (outside of the hospital!) and run some errands. We made our routine walk to the parking deck, got to the car, and what did we find? A flat tire! Great. Thank God for my husband who changed that thing like I change my underwear. He made it seem so effortless, and we were on our way in a matter of minutes. I love him.

We made it to Firestone, where Ed tells us that not only can he not repair the flat, but we are going to need a 2nd tire in addition to the one we've already lost. Double great. Throw in a much needed alignment and an oil change, and we're headed back to the hospital having lost 4 hours of our time and $300 of our money.

We finally made it back to see our son, and he greeted us with a super stylish scalp IV. Some of you may remember his "Easter hat" from a few weeks ago; well this is basically the same thing, minus the medicine cup. Evidently a super hero nurse from the Intensive Care Nursery swooped in and got this one in in a matter of minutes.

We spent the rest of the evening watching Ethan sleep. I guess he was so tuckered out from the stress of getting stuck for 2 hours, and who can blame him??

As of 9:00 this evening, he hadn't spiked any more fevers, so please pray we're at the end of this infection scare. We'll know tomorrow morning how his white blood count looks, and we're praying that will come down as well. Oh, and we have plenty of poop! For those of you who have read my Twitter/Facebook update regarding this little dilemma, nice job...but you can stop your "prayers for poop" now :)

As for me, I'm tired. And super excited about my first Mother's Day; I've waited to celebrate this day for a really long time! Thank you Lord for my precious baby boy.

8 comments:

Janet Fuller said...

Celebrating Mother's Day is special. You will now forever be a Mom and what a special blessing that is. I have often said that being a Mother is the toughest job I have ever had and the best job all at the same time. Your love for your son will grow deeper and deeper with each passing day. I can not explain how that can happen when you love them so much from the time of conception but it is a God thing.
Glad you and Jeramie were able to get out for a bit today and that Ethan is doing good. We continue to pray for him each and every day. Bless you all!! Love, Jan, Bart, and Mamaw. : ) Happy Mothers' Day Joye!!

Nancy Morton said...

Joye,
Happy Mother's Day! You're doing a great job!...
Audrey's Nana and Amy's Mom

Baby Steps said...

Joye,

Happy Mother's Day! I'm a praying for a very uneventful day that you can enjoy with your favorite boys!

~Marcia Hefner

Kendra B. said...

Joye,

Happy Mother's Day! Enjoy your day.

Kendra

Lisa said...

Happy Mother's Day Joye! I can't think of a mother who deserves this day more than you do this year! My thoughts and prayer go out to You, Ethan, and Jeramie today (and every day)! Enjoy being a Mommy and love on that wonderful baby boy :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi Joye, Jeramie, and Baby Ethan! I am thinking of you all today, and said prayers for you all at church. We had a nice mothers day, and I wanted to say Happy Mothers Day to you. You all have been through so much, but I sur hope that God will continue to bless your little precious baby. He is definitely in his hands. Many prayers are still being prayed for you all. Paula, Tyler, Stephanie, and Stacey all say hello. I am here for Mothers Day! May you all be blessed each day, and remember that we all love you. Love, Aunt Patricia Lynn

Erin Kala said...

I have to laugh about the flat tire comment! I'm glad Jeramie is adept at changing tires. Also-I feel your pain on the "replacing tire issure". Chris had to get all FOUR of his changed on Thursday and we weren't expecting that at all! It was an expensive day for us as well. I'm glad all is going well and you got the IV in finally! Happy Mother's day!

Anonymous said...

Giiiiiirl...what a crazy day!! I'm glad to hear that you had a good Mother's Day though...must be cool being the first one and all. Next up...Father's Day. Woohoo! :)

Steph L.

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