Thursday, November 05, 2009

Jaden has been stable for the most part through out the day. They extibated him at 10am (took out the breathing tubes). He did fine after they did this. It is always a hard time because when kids are extibated they try to cry but not much sound comes out. They also have a strange voice which is very soft and hard to understand. Jaden has been wanting water so bad but can not have much. We were giving him little amounts which he got a little sick from and threw up a few times. He also has been having a lot of drainage out of his chest tubes which they don't like the amount so they told us we could only give Jaden 1oz. of water per hour. So I give him half of an oz. every 30 minutes. This has been very hard. He is very groggy and pretty out of it but wants to sit up and then lay right back down. So he is not exactly where they want him to be but over all is fine.

The hospital has Child Family Life Specialist here who work directly with the little patients and their families. So they took pictures of Jaden and some machines he is hooked up to and a few common areas in the hospital and sat down with Ash & Ethan and went through it all and explained how it all works. They asked the kids for questions and worked through some of their feelings. It was very nice for the kids. Ethan was acting all strange through it all because he is struggling so hard with his emotions and understanding of it all. And he still keeps going back to why Jaden's eyes weren't all the way closed while he was sleeping. My poor babies. So tonight the kids went home with grandma (thank you very much) to just get away for the night. She will come back tomorrow late morning with them.

Hopefully tonight Jaden can get some solid rest and tomorrow he won't have such a hard time dealing with it all. He is doing great though and I know you would all be so proud of him and how hard he is working.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yea!!!! He is being such a trooper!

Anonymous said...

I was just looking through all the posts back to the begining of the blog site. Your family has endured so much and ever time things have been hard God has blessed all of you with another victory. I think it is obvious that it is not just all your friends who've posted here who are on your side! In God's Grace, Megan

Candise said...

I just read my mom this blog and she started crying. I miss you guys and we are all praying. Give my little monkey lots of kisses and love from all of us here.Glad the kids got some fun time with grandma they need it! We decided not to leave until tommarow morning so I won't have my computer after tommarow so please update me if anything major happens. I love you all and miss you!
Love Candise

Kristin said...

I wouldn't expect anything less from your little fighter. :)

Anonymous said...

Yeah!! What a fighter he is - but we already knew that!! So good to have good news!! So many prayers are headed your way, there really is power in prayer!! Hugs & love for everyone!!

Love,
Karen & Sam

Myrnaj said...

HI STEPHANIE AND SAL,
HI ASHLEY AND ETHAN, THIS IS YOUR OLDER AUNT MYRNA ETHAN FROM NEW YORK. ASHLEY AND ETHAN I AM SO PROUD OF YOU FOR LOVING YOUR LITTLE BROTHER JADAN SO MUCH. I KNOW YOU ARE PRAYING TO JESUS TO MAKE JADEN WELL AGAIN. WE ARE ALL PRAYING FOR HIM TOO HERE IN NEW YORK ......PETER, JOEY, JOHNNY AND ME, AND ALL OUR BIBLE STUDY MEMBERS AND OUR CHURCH. I'M SENDING YOU HUGS
AND KISSES AND PLEASE KISS YOU BRAVE MOMMY AND DADDY FOR ME. GOD IS WITH YOU ALL!! AND
KEEP LOOKING TO HIM FOR STRENGTH AND COMFORT EVERY MINUTE AND KEEP THANKING HIM
FOR SAVING BEAUTFUL JADEN. ALL OUR LOVE, MYRNA