Recovering from one of his 'pokies' of the day with a little DS time
So after Ty woke up from surgery we pretty much had nonstop hospital yucky stuff the rest of the day. He is at a disadvantage now that he doesn't have a port. They can't get blood to draw off of a normal IV so everytime they need a sample of blood now that means another pokie which entails him crying and writhing while I hold his whole body down and the nurse holds his arm and the IV girl draws the blood. It is lame. When you have a port everything goes in the port, everything comes out of the port so there are very few pokies involved. So today he had two blood draws, a shot of neupogen, the IV in his hand taken out (they put another in his foot during surgery cause the one in his hand stopped working) involving some painful tearing off of a lot of tape wrapped around his hand. In addition to that he has sever diahrrea now so we have had two bedding changes, about 20 diaper changes (he can't have a pullup cause of the IV in his foot), and about 20 trips IV pole and all to the bathroom. In addition to that we spent about 1 1/2 hours getting him to drink his contrast that he had to drink to get a CT scan. It was a full cup of gatorade with the contrast mixed in and apparently the gatorade does not disguise the yuckiness of contrast cause he would drink a little bit, cry and yell that it was hurting his tongue and was yucky. We aren't sure why his tongue is sore but he has cried about it a few other times today as well.
Oh, and he also had another blood transfusion today. His labs today: WBC 0.5, RBC 2.54, HCT 22.3, HGB 7.2, PLTS 101, ANC 100. He ended up only having one platelet transfusion last night instead of two, and I think i already mentioned that he got blood last night.