Home and thank you


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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.


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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!


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Nana's are Beautiful

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.