Sunday, October 28, 2007

A New Normal??

Davin ended up having respiratory complications following his surgery and we ended up spending 13 days in the hospital. He has some good days and some bad days. Today was somewhere in the middle. He has only slept through the night one night so far. It has been a long couple of weeks. Our new normal for right now includes, a hospital bed, oxygen, a feeding tube, a puls-ox, and breathing treatments. Also at night he wears a c-pap which helps expand his lungs. I think of it as being in between oxygen and a respirator. It has been very difficult getting used to this new normal. Davin is furious that he can not eat right now. "Regular Davin" eats regular food, has never had oxygen or any of these other things. He is not loving it and is a bit annoyed with his cast. His cast comes all the way down his left side and half way down his right leg.

On the up side, I am so thankful for a successful surgery. I am thankful that Davin was in a children's hospital where they are so skilled dealing with all kinds of problems in children. I am thankful for equipment to take home so we could finally leave the hospital!

I think the hardest thing of all has been to watch Davin be so miserable. He did not smile for five and a half days and that has never happened before in his life. Davin is the happiest person I have ever known in my life. The doctors and nurses were trying to understand what Davin is like in his normal life so we would know where we were trying to get him back to and it was so hard to make them understand that this sick, sad little boy was nothing like my Davin. Poor thing. What a trial for a little boy.

God is good and He is faithful. I will keep you posted on how he is doing. Thank you all for your prayers.

8 comments:

Rachel said...

Sorry to hear things were so rough for him. I'm glad the surgery was a success, however it must be so difficult to see your child go through so much pain. I will pray for his breathing issues and for a speedy return of the old Davin.

Kim said...

I was wondering how things were going, I'm glad that you had some time to update us. I'm sure you have not had much sleep but I am glad that you are both home now. The complications, wow, I can't even imagine. I will keep on praying for Davin's recovery.

Martha said...

I am thankful for Jen who kept some of updated by forwarding Alan's emails. (I sent them out to my sisters, Bethany, Shelly, Becky, and Ann Beaver.) Tell Davin we love him and are praying that he will be better soon.

PS. We love you too, of course.

gmj said...

Awww, now I know why we havent heard from you. Sorry for the sadness and pain. You remain in my prayers.

Gudl said...

I am so sorry to hear all of this. I will pray for you all.

Shelly said...

Keeping you guys in prayer!!

Heather said...

Ah, thank you all for your sweet notes. It is so nice to have such prayer support from my blogger friends. I think I am surprised by how much support I get from all of you. I didn't realize blogging would add so many wonderful people to my life. I will keep you all updated.

Gudl said...

How is Davin doing now? I keep thinking about you....