Day +1 & New Central Line

Discussion in 'Parent Emeritus' started by PonyGirl, May 28, 2010.

  1. PonyGirl

    PonyGirl Warrior Parent

    Grammy A and Baby J are all fully recovered from the excitement yesterday! A & I played and laughed with a cheerful, amazing Baby J all afternoon today. I have never doubted the power of prayer, but I am seeing something with this child that is truly a miracle. So far, he has spent only one day of ill effects from a 10-day course of chemo. He continues to bounce back and entertain us with his giggles and busy-ness.

    I don't have words to express my gratitude. :bigsmile::bravo::bigsmile:
    He has a lot of different nurses, and I'm always there during a shift-change. When the new nurse comes on, they will enter the room and introduce themselves (today's was Cheri), and proceed to take Baby J's vitals. Today, as Cheri was preparing to listen to his heart & lungs, Julius grasped the business end of the stethoscope, and placed it on his own chest! If you could have seen the look on his face, "See? I got this. I know the score." THEN, he placed it on Cheri's chest!! I'm telling you guys, you've got the best Board Nephew any Board Aunties could ever want!!

    Cheri came in to change the dressing on his new central line today, and that was kind of a sad-fest. But she was so gentle, he was done fussing before she was done, and sat so good in Mom's lap. We got to see the wound from his torn line from yesterday, and it's healing up very pretty! No oozing, no ugliness, a nice clean firm scab already formed. For him, that's awesome!! He's had bad skin issues and blood-clotting issues since he was born, and to see this wound healing so swiftly, brought tears to my eyes.

    Tomorrow, Grammy A leaves to return to Wisconsin. I will miss spending time with her! She's such a great lady. If we weren't already bonded, we certainly are now. :warrior:

    difficult child leaves tomorrow too, to go play the stupid gig with his stupid band
    :highvoltage::guitarlove::highvoltage:
    So, I will go to UMH and relieve daughter in law from 4 til 7, give her a long dinner break. Secretly? I'm kind of excited I get the kid all to myself!

    If anyone's interested, you can visit us here:
    http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/juliusleggett

    You'll have to sign in with your email & create a password.

    Happy Memorial Weekend to All!
    Peace
     
  2. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    Thank you for the update! I'm so glad to hear that things are proceeding well!
     
  3. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    What a great update and I LOVE the pictures! What a face!!!!!
     
  4. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    So glad he's continuing to improve!
     
  5. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    So Happy to hear all this.
     
  6. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Good news!!! Keeping you all in thoughts and prayers!
     
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