Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Update on Grant

Just a little update on what is going on with our big G man. Since my last post, Grant just wasn't getting better, if anything he was getting worse. So our pediatrician transferred him over the the big hospital at the university here (we were in the smaller hospital). He had his first ride in an ambulance, something that even in my 29 years I still haven't done. Derrel rode with him and I met them at the hospital in the PICU (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit). And that's where we are right now and will be for a little while. Grant has had quite a few doctors working on him. A great pediatrician, Intensive Care Pediatrician (which happens to be in our ward), awesome residents and even an Infectious Disease Doctor. We've also been blessed with great nurses, too. Last night, they decided it was best if we drain the fluid from the pocket that formed outside of his lung (effusion) and the Intensive Care Doc did that for us. It was great to have a doctor there that could help administer a blessing before the procedure. At the same time, they performed a lumbar puncture (spinal tap) to check if the bacteria had entered his spine (meningitis). The spinal tab wasn't clear and we still don't quite know if he has meningitis, but they are treating him as if he does have it. Better to be on the safe side. But for sure he does have Strep Pneumonia. All in all, he is improving, slowly but surely. Hopefully we will get Grant out of the hospital by Christmas so he can spend his first Christmas at home=). If not, we just want him to get well soon! We will get through this, I feel like we've been given similar trials before which makes this one just a little more bearable. Thanks to all who have helped with the girls, meals, thoughts and prayers. They are all so helpful and appreciated.

6 comments:

Courtnie said...

I am so sorry that your little guy has to go such a dreadful ordeal. I hope he gets all better soon!

Lynn, Sarah and Ayslin said...

Oh my goodness, we are so sorry to hear such news. Grant and your family are in our prayers and I'm sure he'll be feeling better soon.

Phillip and Mary Brough said...

I'm so sorry you guys. It kills me to not just be dropping everything I'm doing to come and help you out. Please know that we're thinking of you and praying for you. Keep the faith. Let me know if I can do anything to help.
Phillip

Jami Jackson said...

Oh Kim! It just breaks my heart to think your little guy in in the hospital. I truly hope he is home for Christmas and that he gets better soon. I am so impressed with your optimism Kim. Grant is so lucky to have you and Derrel as his parents. You'll get through this. I just wish I was there to help.

The Oylers said...

Oh we are so sorry. Know that you are in our prayers. We hope you are all home together soon and especially for Christmas.

Colette said...

Gosh Kim, I know how horrible it was when Rhiannon was in the hospital for 5 days when she was 5 weeks old! I can't imagine having all of my kids go through it! We love you and are praying for you all! Thanks for your note!