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.