Happy Mother Day to all my Hard working Mama's out there! I thought I would share some of my personal blog from Mothers Day last year, it is about my now 3 year old son who was released from the hospital last mothers day after having surgery. It is amazing how things can change just in 1 year, He is now healthy and has fought it all off and grown over 4 inches since then.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
yesturday was not so much fun. It has been hard on the little guy but he has been a trooper. Yesterday morning they removed almost all his tubes which was painful. He has being on pain management because of the surgery to remove the TB mass. It was a hard few days on him they shifted his lung and gave him a pretty big cut on his back, right where you hands would go to lift his up. Yesterday he was in pain, until a funny thing happened. He had a chest drainage tube taken out and a bandage was placed over it. I tried to calm him by putting him in the hospital wagon & when the nurse helped me we noticed the bad age had a big air bubble & was really puffy. The nurse opened it to let the air out. Instantly his whole attitude changed, he was happy again. So 5 x- rays in one day later with J squealing all the way down the hallways. He is fine Dr said extra air escaping. He was him again & breathing so so much better! He was upset when we left because he thought he had to stay with his Iv in. They gave him the splint to keep and he wore it home. Just now did I finally get it off him & his arm tremor ed. He has a long road to recovery. We wont find out what type of TB he has for 3 weeks and every strand has a diff rent treatment to none to 9 months of antibiotics. Either way lots of X-rays in the future. Next week we will go back for x-ray, exam, & consult a TB specialist. But he is happy to finally be home & comfortable at home. I have gotten the best mothers day gift ever! I realize just how precious life is, and some things happen for a reason. It was a journey that test our limitations and pushed us to the edge but, we made it back and it made us a stronger family
Friday, May 09, 2008
HI ALL! STATUS REPORT! YESTERDAY WAS A CRAZY DAY, WE WENT BACK IN FOR THE BIOPSY. WHEN WE GOT THERE THEY WANTED TO CHECK HIS TUBERCULOUS TEST RIGHT WHEN WE GOT THERE. THE TEST TO COME BACK POSITIVE MAKES THE SKIN HAVE A REACTION. HE HAD A REACTION. SO NATURALLY THEY FREAKED OUT, PUT US IN ISOLATION AND PUSH BACK THE BIOPSY UNTIL 6PM. BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT HE MIGHT HAVE TB. I HAD TO GET AN X-RAY TO SEE IF I HAD IT TOO & SO DID MY MOTHER IN LAW BECAUSE SHE IS FROM KOREA & IT CAN LAY DORMANT FOR MANY YEARS. LONG STORY SHORT IT WAS A GOD AWFUL DAY NO FOOD FOR HIM ALL DAY, THAT WAS REALLY HARD. SPEAKING TO MORE SPECIALIST & MORE DR'S. MY MOTHER IN LAW DID NOT HAVE IT, I DID NOT HAVE IT SO IT WAS KINDA LIKE NO ONE KNEW FOR SURE. THEY STILL WANTED THE BIOPSY DR'S SAID ONCE THEY GET IN THERE & LOOK AT IT WE WILL KNOW WHICH DIRECTION WE ARE GOING EITHER CANCER OR INFECTION. THEY MADE SURE HE WAS THE LAST SURGERY OF THE DAY BECAUSE CERTAIN TYPES OF TB ARE AIR BORNE & COULD NOT TAKE SUCH A BIG RISK. HE WENT IN AT ABOUT 6:30 PM. WE WERE ANXIOUSLY WAITING ANY INFO WHEN WE THOUGHT IT WAS TAKING LONGER THAN THEY SAID IT WOULD WHEN ALL THE SUDDEN THE NURSE CAME IN AND SAID "THEY GOT MOST OF IT OUT & HE IS IN RECOVERY". WE DID NOT KNOW THEY WERE GOING TO TAKE IT OUT IT WAS JUST SUPPOSE TO BE A BIOPSY. WE COLLAPSED WITH JOY! THEN A AWHILE LATER HIS SURGEON CAME IN AND TOLD US IT WAS A BACTERIAL COUSIN OF TB, NOT AIRBORNE. THE TB CAUSED THE MASS AND THEY WERE ABLE TO GET MOST OF IT OUT! THE SURGERY ENDED UP BEING THE SOLUTION WITH ANTIBIOTIC WE WILL MAKE A FULL RECOVERY. WHEN TOLD US ALL THAT THEN SAID HE MIGHT GO HOME SATURDAY WE WERE IN SHOCK WITH OUR JAWS ON THE FLOOR. I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT THEY SAID HE WILL BE OKAY! THEN THE DR WAS LIKE OKAY REACT BECAUSE WE COULD NOT BELIEVE IT WE WERE IN SHOCK, HE TOLD US TO HUG EACH OTHER AND OH MY GOD A HUGE WEIGHT WAS LIFTED OFF OF US! NOW HE IS IN RECOVERY , WHICH IS HARD FOR SUCH A LITTLE GUY BUT HE'S A TROOPER & IS GOING TO BE FINE! I REALLY APPRECIATE ALL THE LOVE AND SUPPORT WE HAVE GOTTEN FROM EVERYONE! WHO KNOWS MAYBE AFTER THIS WE WILL HAVE A DR SON IN THE FAMILY. I WILL POST AGAIN WHEN WE GO HOME!