Home and thank you

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by slsh, May 22, 2007.

  1. slsh

    slsh member since 1999

    I am touched beyond words at the well wishes for Boo and me. I appreciate it more than you can know.

    We got home about an hour ago. General consensus is that it was gastroenteritis (stomach flu). I don't understand why it backed everything up enough that he was throwing up bile and obstruction was a concern but... at this point I just don't care.

    Judi - had to laugh about the NG tube. "Not fun" doesn't begin to describe that special heck, especially in local ER with Nurse Ratchet. Fortunately, I missed that scene because husband was with Boo while I went home to make sure we had all the necessary medication equipment for a hospitalization (feeding tube adapters, etc). Children's was more successful with- getting the tube in, though he of course threw it right back up.

    Once again, Children's was supreme at taking care of him. Boo was in heaven with- the multitudes of young female residents and nurses taking care of him. :wink:

    And most importantly, my son has once again blown me away with his patience, strength, courage, and grace. I don't know how I ended up with- this amazing child... but he is absolutely incredible. A far more evolved person than his mother.

    He's not "well" yet, but he's better. I'm relieved that there wasn't an obstruction. Got some input re: nutrition, water, and general GI maintenance... just need to tweak some things overall, nothing that would've helped us avoid this scenario. A new issue or two came to light, but nothing urgent.

    I am going to bed now, possibly for the next week or so. Sleeping in increments of 20 minutes to 3 hours at a time is a lot harder to do at 44 than it was at 30, LOL.

    Again, thank you so much for the good thoughts. And Linda, I especially want to thank you for taking my supremely hysterical phone call on your respite weekend. *No* one should have had to endure that!! :wink:

    Hugs to you all.
     
  2. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Glad to hear you are home and Boo is recovering. Hopefully, he will be all better soon.

    :ill: That is no fun!
     
  3. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat

    Your son is equally blessed to have you as a mother.

    Get your rest. Glad you are both home and recovering,
     
  4. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Phew/Whew. Hugs. DDD
     
  5. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    So glad that you are home and that things are looking better now. He sounds like a truely extraordinary young man. And I can't even imagine what you've been through! I hope you get some well-deserved sleep!

    :flower:
     
  6. judi

    judi Active Member

    So glad you are home now with Boo, Sue. Children's has an excellent reputation even down here in Peoria!
     
  7. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    Glad he's home. You rest now.
     
  8. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    Sue, it's so good to see and hear from you. Many hugs to you and Boo.

    Suz
     
  9. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    Sue,

    Good to see you again! I'm keeping fingers crossed that Boo continues to feel better.
     
  10. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Sue

    I'm glad Boo is home and on the way to recovery. I'm still relieved you didn't have to deal with a bowel obstruction.
    :flower:
    Hugs
     
  11. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Sue,
    I'm so glad Boo is home. I hope you sleep well tonight. :angel:
     
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