Sunday, September 23, 2007

Ian Update

Thank you SO very much for the prayers and kind words that have been sent Ian's way. I'm happy to report that he's doing much better now - we're still playing with adjusting meds and he's still on the steroids - but he's so much better than he was.
I'm reallu hopeful that his week will get back to more of a "normal" routine - I'm so looking forward to having an "ordinary" week!!

Have a "mundane" Monday - -


Saturday, September 15, 2007

Please Pray...

Hi Friends -
I'm hoping that you each might take just a moment and say a prayer for my little guy, Ian. After showing a lot of improvement over the past few days - he's taken a bad turn again...and I'm (we're) so worried about him.
His Pulmonologist wanted to try him on a new med to see if it would help prevent his asthma flares. We got the RX filled last night but we decided to wait to give it to him this afternoon so that we could start a new medicine regimen with him. After just one puff on the new inhaler...Ian went into anaphalatic shock! He started turning blue and got very rigid and was really struggling to get breath. Thank God we have an epi-pen at home - he's resting much easier now - but his cough is still bothering him, his chest, neck and arm are really hurting him and his chest looks like a war wound. He has bright patches of broken capillaries all over his chest...we think it's just because he was struggling so hard to breathe that it ruptured the vessels under his skin - but it still looks awful. Needless to say, he won't EVER be using that inhaler again! I was so frightened - this was the worst he's ever been.
I'm so grateful that we are where we are and that he has wonderful medical care - but we would still be ever so grateful for prayers, thoughts, vibes or lit candles on his behalf. This motherhood business is tough work - I think the Psych Ward is gonna be the next stop for me (and his Dad too) or maybe just a trip to the Chocolate Ward (is there such a place? If not, there certainly should be!)
Thanks for "being there" for us and for thinking of Ian.

Wishing you a stress-free evening,


Friday, September 07, 2007

Calgon - Take Me Away!!!!!

Wow - do I need some calgon!!!!!!!! Poor Ian took a drastic turn for the worse. The oral medicines and the nebulizing we were using at home just weren't enough to control his asthma anymore. So, off we went to get additional help. Thank goodness for wonderful medical care! It's been a few VERY stressful days for is so frightening to watch your child struggle to breathe. He's been such a good trooper through all of this - just so exhausted from the chronic coughing and the effort of breathing.
It's so good to feel like we're slowly getting back to a normal routine - there truly is "no place like home".

I haven't had a lot of time to stitch...but I have had time to peruse some wonderful stitching blogs and I've gotten really inspired to rev up my own stitching - I can hardly wait to finish my holiday stitching and try my hand at making my first pinkeep!

Wishing each of you a cough-free Friday,