Sunday, September 24, 2006

The foot is free

My campaign to free Evan's foot was successful. The nurse tried flushing the IV this morning and it was not working. We had to wait for final approval from the cardiologist before removing it to see if he wanted to try and save it. luckily he was on the side of removing it so that he could walk and be more active. Evan was not thrilled with the removal process but soon he was excited about his improved mobility. His first steps were rather wobbly but he quickly became more steady as the day wore on.

We had another visit from Harry, my husband and my mother-in-law. I used their arrival as a chance to get out for a nice walk in the sunshine. I am very glad that this hospital is in a nice neighborhood. It makes getting out a more pleasant experience. I love looking at all of the old Victorian houses that line the streets.

Evan is having potassium level issues because of the diuretics he is on. He had to get it supplemented orally which sucked big time because it is a horrible tasting medicine. I gave Evan sips of water with it to help with the taste and then brushed his teeth after. That was one time that I wish he had not removed his g-tube. He will have to get his blood drawn later tonight to check his levels again.

Tomorrow Evan will have an echocardiogram to see how things are looking in his heart. After that will be more playing and healing. Things are looking to be on track for us leaving on Wednesday.


Anonymous said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you to be home safe & sound Evan! You are a very strong courageous lil' man! I pray you will heal quickly & feel better in no time! Take care A.M. & family!

txmommy said...

our thoughts are with you and Evan! Continue to get better!

Anonymous said...

thank u for updating so often. it is great to hear the littl eman is doing well. i can really sympathise with him on the potassium front. i'm surprised he doesn't refuse. i frequently try to tell the docs that my k levels will rise eventually without the foul supplement!

Zephra said...

We is doing wonderfully. You are still in my thoughts.

fancypantsnancy said...

I'm sending a lot of positive thoughts your way today, Evan and "A.M."

Gabriela said...

wow, I've been out of the loop for a few days and looks like I've missed a lot with you guys! I'm so glad things are looking up for Evan! I hope things continue to go well so you can take him home soon. :)

The Laundress said...


glad things are humming along...

and good that you got out to enjoy a walk! Hope you and your family are all home very soon.

Best wishes and fingers and toes all crossed!


bella said...

I'm so so glad that things are looking up for Evan, and I'm so sorry about the drugs issue! (Been there, done that. Just because you are a parent does not mean you are stupid! *sigh*)

I've been away from your blog because for some reason my aggregator messed up your blog's feed! Hopefully I have that all fixed now!