Simon was admitted to the NICU at McKay Dee around 10:30 this morning for tachycardia. His heart rate jumped to 190s during a nap--thus the admission to NICU. He has been seizure free since 4pm 3-14-09. The church volunteers came to give Chris and Ava the sacrament. I was with Simon in the NICU when they came, so I missed them, but Chris said they were really great, and provided a small lesson for them. Simon slept most of the morning, and at 1pm, Chris went in to see him. The NICU closes from 2:30-4:30 for shift changes, so we headed home for family naps. It was so nice to sleep in my own bed. Poor Chris said he wasn't able to fall asleep for a while, because 2 seconds after hitting the pillow I was in a roaring snore. I got up about 4, and he and Ava slept until almost 6pm. Amberleah brought over a fabulous dinner of enchiladas. I must get that recipe. Bill came over to assist Chris in giving me a blessing to help me heal and to comfort me. It was such a beautiful blessing, and I'm so blessed to have a husband and great neighbor who honor their preisthood and are always willing to administer blessings whenever I ask for them. We headed back to the hospital about 7. Sandi met us there, and had been able to have one-on-one time with Simon for about 15 minutes before we got there. Ava loved seeing the fish in the waiting room. Simon had been moved to pod 3 in an isolated room. They put him in a really cute sleeper. It's the first time that he's been in something other than a t-shirt. so so so cute. Sandi took off about 7:30 and took Ava to her house. Chris spent about 30 minutes with Simon, and then headed to our bording area to study. I pumped for Simon, as he was still sleeping, and got the updates from his fabulous nurse, Nicole. She told me that his labs had been taken at 6:30 and he'd eaten really well. 3 ounces at 2:30 and 2 1/2 ounces at 6:45. There had been no seizures, and his heart rate and O2 levels had been normal! horray!!! I hung around holding Simon until 10pm. He slept and slept and slept. We changed his diaper trying to wake him up to get him to eat, but he insistd on eating while sleeping. He took 2.7 ounces, and then smiled and remained asleep. Chris gave him another blessing before we left the room. I walked Chris out, grabbed some food and headed back here to eat, purge myself of the days details that I can remember, and get some sleep.
They have upped his dosage from 15 to 17 on the phenol barb, and all of his labs that were taken at 6:30pm came back great. if the next 10 hours go well, he will be released after the doctors do their rounds (from 8am-10am.) Sandi took Ava for the night, as Chris has work in the morning, and my car has been smoking at the steering column randomly--and Chris doesn't want me to drive it until it's been fixed, so I had no way to come and go tomorrow. We're so very blessed to have family so close, and that they are willing and able to help with Ava.
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