Back in Yakima

We came back home to Yakima yesterday.  It is so good to be home, but it was a little rough getting here!

Matthew has decided that he does not like his car seat, and he screamed all the way from Spokane to Yakima.  We knew he wasn’t in pain because every time we would stop and take him out of his car seat, he would be happy!  We stopped frequently, and took a long break at a park, so it took over 6 hours to get here.  Aaron had to drive separately because we took 2 cars to Spokane.  (We didn’t know if he would have to return to work before Matthew was ready to come home.)  Micah became very frustrated with the crying, and started yelling “No Fussing, Matthew!” to his little brother.  Needless to say, this didn’t help the situation.  We would have had Micah ride with Daddy, but the air conditioning in Daddy’s car wasn’t working and it was over 90 degrees.  We did let Micah ride with Daddy from Ellensburg on, and he promptly fell asleep.  When we got to Yakima, he was absolutely drenched in sweat.  We were all exhausted and went straight to bed!

Matthew had been having some times when he would cry inconsolably after we left the hospital.  We are pretty sure it was gas pains, but he would cry for sometimes 1 or 2 hours.  We have been giving him Tylenol on a regular basis, plus regular doses of gas drops in addition to his other 3 medicines.  It seems to help, as we haven’t had an episode like that for 2-3 days now.

We have an appointment with Matthew’s cardiologist on Tuesday.  We’re hoping that he will be able to stop at least 1 or 2 of his medicines, as it is a lot of meds for the little guy to take.  When we left the hospital, the doctors were pretty sure he would be able to stop the Lasix and Potassium.  We did find that mixing the medicine with pear juice makes it pleasant enough that he will take it, though!

We had a very nice day today – we spent most of the day playing outside with Micah swimming and splashing in his wading pool, then had a nice barbeque with our good friends.  It looks like the official high temperature today was 98 degrees!


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