Wednesday, February 17, 2010

One week and one day later

Riley has still not vomited since yesterday morning. So hopeful that is past him. Still not convinced that he had/has a GI bug. He has persistently ran a low grade fever today, and we will be touching bases with his doctor's tomorrow (Duke first). Overall, he seems ok, but as past experience has taught us, we can never let our guard down with him. Some of his steri strips have started to wear off his incision, so we are getting our first peeks at it. It was open a little bit, so had to put some butterfly bandages on it tonight, to pull it back together. His poor little bottom is feeling the pain of the 15+ poopies he is doing a day. We are lathering it up as gently and thoroughly as we can. If the super duper cream on order doesn't hurry up and get here, I may scream though (iLex for you Nicu nurses ;o) ). I ordered it while we were in the hospital, thinking that by the time we got home it would be here. Well...we went home quickly and for some reason, it's taking its sweet time getting here. So we wait and do the best we can in the meantime.

So obviously, a few issues we need to discuss with the dr's tomorrow. He also needs to pick up on his eating and more importantly, his drinking soon too. I think I spent hours today holding out sippy cups asking him if he wanted some _____ to drink (fill in the blank with a long list of options).

But in spite of all the issues he's having right now, he is as sweet as ever. His mornings have been rough since getting home, but he perks up in the afternoons some. Here are a few pictures from the past couple of days.

He spends quite a bit of time laying flat like this, but awake.

And his awesome big brother happily plays with him while he's like this (he LOVES his new Little People castle set)

After a while of playing, he needs a nap, so he just rolls over

Still rotten, somewhat sickly or not

He can get into this squat position, but can't push himself up to stand anymore right now. So he just stays in a squat until he either decides to crawl somewhere, or begs for help to stand.

We spend a lot of time reading books. He especially likes touch and feel books (and Goodnight Moon)

While Travis worked on homework this afternoon, Riley happily colored on his paper for quite a while. Then he threw the paper on the floor, which I didn't notice and colored all over his chair.


Anonymous said...

I love all the pictures, but especially love the ones of Travis and Riley...both such sweet boys. Get Well Soon, Riley! Love to you all, Pauline

Anonymous said...

Travis is such a good big brother. I love seeing them together in the pictures. I also love Riley's sleeping position :)
Take care, Debbie and Gary


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