Evening Update

Matthew continued to do very well this afternoon.  He was starting to get restless in our hospital room, so the nurses unhooked him from his monitors and IV for a little while so he could go down to the playroom.   He ran up and down all the halls with a push-toy, went up and down the wheelchair ramp many, many times with and without the push-toy, played with all kinds of things in the playroom, ran around out on the outdoor play deck … the nurses were saying, “you do not look like you had surgery today!”  Then, he settled down with one of his new “signing time” DVDs, downed 2 bottles and gobbled up more mashed potatoes, meat, and gravy for dinner.  Then, it was up and down the halls again!  I wasn’t sure when he’d get tired, but I was exhausted! It was wonderful to see him doing so well, though.

Later, he did get tired, and very upset with his medications.  He hates taking medicine, and vomited 2 doses of Tylenol/Ibuprofen this evening.  He was tired, but found sleeping in the hospital difficult.  We did get him calmed down (with another Signing Time DVD … someday we’re going to have to meet Rachel and give her a big hug!), and he fell asleep in Daddy’s lap.  We’re praying for a peaceful night for Matthew and Daddy.  I’m at “Bubbi and Papa’s” house with my other 2 boys, and ready for bed as well.

My little miracle, you are one tough guy.

… in other news, Jesse is taking some steps independently now, and signed “Bubbi” and “Papa” today.  That makes 3 signs for Jesse … the first was “cold.”  -such a Vawter boy.


4 thoughts on “Evening Update

  1. Amy, you are AWESOME–such a great mama! Thanks for keeping us all updated while you take care of your sweet boy. So glad to hear he’s doing okay. You guys are in my prayers for a peaceful night and a quick recovery. 🙂

    And YAY JESSE!! 🙂

  2. Glad to hear that he’s finding ways to have fun, but wish he wasn’t having the trouble with his medicine. I’ll be praying for you guys!!

  3. Amy – so happy to hear that things went smoothly. We have been praying for Matthew and your family. Can’t wait to hear that you are all back at home! Hugs to you all.

  4. Pingback: If you like Signing Time… I mean, REALLY like Signing Time… | Matthew Nicholas Vawter

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