Tyson's Brave Battalion

Tyson's Brave Battalion
Things don't go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be.” ~Samuel Johnson

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Our Day at the Hospital

Saturday, Oct 8th.  Still here of course!!

He had a fever all day yesterday, but it finally went away last night and he feels a little better. He has a dry persistent cough, probably still that darn rhinovirus he tested positive for a couple of weeks ago.  Chest xrays were clear, so no pneumonia and we are still waiting on the blood culture results.  If those come back clean they think it is some kind of virus.  If they don't, well we'll take it from there.  We should know those results tomorrow morning. (Sunday)

They found one band under the microscope today which in the large scope of things does not mean much, but when you are up from all zeros that's improvement! I know that sounds technical but its really not, if you look at a CBC readout (complete blood count) you will find segs, bands, and white blood count.  Add segs and bands together and times that by WBC and you have your ANC, Absolute Neutrophil Count, otherwise known as the number they use to determine your ability to fight infection.  So today Ty's segs are 0, bands 1, and WBC is 2.0 you have to move the decimal of WBC to the right one and that would make it (0+1)x20=20  ANC is 20, which shows up on the results as a zero, but hey I'm counting it as improvement. : )  His other results are HCT 32, PLTS 124, and I think dad said his weight this morning was 29lbs~ up a little I think because they have him on fluids cause he isn't drinking enough

He couldn't get himself to eat his sandwich, but he did have fun cutting it into little pieces. I did get him to eat one bite of yogurt though...yay intestinal flora! : )

The kids came to visit after they went to the community welcome home soldiers day at ISU.  A couple of his Aunties came to visit too, and brought some toys

They had to wear masks.  Isn't that hat cute? Brenna made it, she's making an orange one for Ty

Brooke and Emily took turns decorating the pain scale faces on the white board

Ryan got reaquainted with the Robots game he used to play on the computer

Ty has been pretty grouchy today, he's been asking if I will make his favorite noodles when we get home...something homey to look forward to I guess.  He wanted mom to snuggle so he could have a rest...

and he's finally taking a nap

which is really fun for mom...but not so fun for dad when he comes up this evening for the night shift. he he!  Ty has been asking all day when dad is going to come back.  He likes his fun dad
Last but not least THANK YOU for the prayers, dinners, and concern.  Your love lifts us when things are hard.
*Oh and THANK YOU STEVE for coming over and shampooing the puke smell out of the couch : )

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the updates! Always thinking of you guys! Sorry you have to be at the hospital-I know its got to be hard taking care of Ty while still being there for your other children too. Glad your husband is home to help!