Sunday, June 13, 2010

6.13.10 - Sleepless night ahead...

Gosh. I need to be careful what I say on Liam WAS sleeping sooo good. Can't say the same right now. He has been awake since 2 this afternoon...and it's almost 11!! I should have taken a MUCH longer nap this afternoon, for I'm thinking this is gonna be a LONG night....

At first this afternoon, Liam was VERY fussy and cranky, probably for a good 5 hours or so. It was kinda hard to see him like that, he would just cry out a lot like he was in pain, but we knew he was having some withdrawl effects. Then this evening he was calming down and even giving us some smiles and a giggle or two. Well now he is just all revved up in his crib - I'm watching hands and feet go up and down, shaking the crib as he is trying to play instead of go to sleep. I'm glad he is feeling better, but I thought it'd happen a little more slowly than this!!

They are turning off the last IV med tonight YAY!! We are now giving him methadone and Ativan via his g-tube and we will go home on those so we can slowly wean him off the heavy drugs in about 3-4 weeks. For the first week or two, we have to give him meds every 2 hours round the clock then slowly start weaning dosage amount and time in between. Again, I am so grateful we have that least we won't have to wake Liam up to give them at night.

Well, we also prayed for poop and it keeps coming!! I feel kinda like I have a newborn again! Up every 2 hours, every diaper a poopy one...going home will be a little bit of a challenge for us :)

Speaking of going home...We should move out of th CHSU and to a regular room tomorrow, then hopefully home on Tuesday!

I'll keep things posted!

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