Home sweet home

Well, we got home yesterday about noon. Ben came off the oxygen yesterday morning, and by lunchtime was doing well enough to get sprung. He is still congested, but he is more himself, and is much more comfortable. We will be giving him nebulizer treatments as needed until his congestion clears up, and we are using “percussive therapy” (beating on his chest and back) to help him break up that congestion and get it out. Ben is so much more himself, which is a huge relief. He is eating like CRAZY…he was eating twice his normal amounts in the hospital…his body apparently needed to catch up and do some recovering.

Being in the hospital is never fun, but boy do those people at Children’s know their stuff. They are great people, talented doctors, and we never fear the advice or care Ben gets there. All three of us were exhausted yesterday, I took an hour and a half nap, and we all went to bed early and slept like the dead. Hopefully Ben will be on the mend this week. We are still planning on going to Canada next weekend for our yearly Birding trip, and the docs said there is no reason why Ben can’t go, especially if he is feeling better. We’re all looking forward to a little outdoor time.

More later, Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers…Ben is doing so much better. 🙂

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3 Responses to “Home sweet home”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Yay!

    Glad to hear Ben is doing better. Hope you all enjoy your birding trip this week!
    Sue

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Thank God!

    Was SO grateful to hear from you. Have been worried. That is wonderful news and I will pass it along to Melissa, who is on her media fellowship trip in the great outdoors! Here’s to Ben! Here’s to Ben’s wonderful parents and other supporters. Prayers continue!

    Love,
    Carol

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Scary

    So glad to hear all is much better now… you have been through the ringer this last week.. Little or no sleep is the worst.. but the worry goes far beyond that… Here’s to a well deserved break for all of you.. LOve ..Trish xxxooo

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