Friday, April 25, 2008

We've Been Admitted!

We've been admitted! We got here around 8 p.m. and it's been a fight ever since. He came in with a slight fever that went down after he calmed down. Then came the dreaded IV. Once that was done and they drew blood it was time for a xray. I finally had him calm and his nurse came to tell me that one of his blood samples had clotted so they had to redraw. Thank goodness he had IV access, so no more sticks.

Then after that fiasco, I asked if he could have a little Pedialyte for his tummy to help him sleep. They brought the Pedialyte but no pump, so the short window we had to feed him passed. He was admitted for IV hydration (fluid by IV), but they couldn't get a pump for that either! He finally got that started about 10 minutes after 1. Now it is about 1:30 in the morning and we've finally finished getting him settled in for the night. Honestly! 5 hours to start an IV, take labs, and get vitals???

Now to get him to fall asleep. I'm pretty sure he's going to be up for a while.

1 comment:

Awesome Mom said...

You gotta love hospital "efficiency". I can't believe how many times I had to literally nag to get something done.

Diagram of Tommy's Heart Defects

Diagram of Tommy's Heart Defects
Double Inlet Left Ventricle with Transpostion of the Great Arteries