Monday, August 29, 2011


Approx 2:10 pm
Luke's resting fairly easily now. No vent or fiO2. Got IV tylenol and morphine on board. Sats, hr, and respiration are good. Cranky when he wakes up every once in awhile. Otherwise we're just hanging out. Thanks for your prayers.
Approx 12:40 pm
Luke's having a little more trouble than usual coming out of anesthesia. He was on a vent when we got back to see him but he's off now. Having a bit of trouble breathing and with pain, though managing with morphine and tylenol. Settling in to the ICU for a sleepover.
Approx 12:30 pm
Done. Luke did great. Doc didn't need to dilate the airway. Still some floppiness. We'll be in the ICU probably overnight.
Approx 10:30 am
Just took Luke back to the OR. Should be about an hour til he's done. Also met up with @Keri tonn and met their sweet family for the first time in the surgery waiting room. Balm for the soul.
Approx 9:30 am
In Pre Op, waiting to see the doc before they take Luke back

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Thumb Surgery

Approx 7 am

If anyone is up and cares, we made it to the hospital. They should take us back to pre - op momentarily.
Approx 8 am

They wanted to get his electrolyte levels. Three sticks and no juice. Poor guy. They just took him back to the OR. Should be just a few minutes before he's done
Approx 9 am

Out of surgery. Did great. Thumb straitens now. No problems. Should go home today.
Approx 9:30 am

And we're on our way home! Fastest hospital visit EVER!!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Surgery Update

Okay, hand surgery's booked for a week from today, Wednesday at 6:00am. Glad we could get it in sooner rather than later. On a down note, Luke wouldn't go to sleep with his cap on today. I tried several times, but it wasn't happening. Score today is Luke 3 Mom 0. :(

Monday, August 8, 2011

Thumb Surgery

Visited an orthopedic surgeon this morning. Luke's thumb will require surgery to correct the condition. Good news is that the surgery is outpatient and takes about 10 minutes from falling asleep to the last stitch. He'll wear a soft cast for two weeks afterward. Surgery is scheduled for Aug 18 at Legacy.

Thursday, August 4, 2011


Only took me 10 minutes total to get Luke to go to sleep for his nap with the cap on. I was shooting for 25 minutes today, but he only made it 19. I wish with all my heart that this was not such a struggle for him.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Meeting with a caseworker today for Luke to be reevaluated for Medically Dependent Child Program and Medicaid benefits. Please pray that Luke gets reauthorized for benefits for the coming year...and for my stress level.