Thursday, April 8, 2010

little steps forward

I just got to the hospital, since it is still early not too much has happened or changed. The good news is his temp has been down since last night and his white blood cell count (WBC and sign of infection is also down.) They are still managing his electrolyte imbalances and replacing electrolytes as needed. His sodium was high has come down a little but is not quite normal yet. Again, Tom's kidney function is slowly improving. The plan today is to have an abdominal ultrasound. They are also consulting neurology to see why he is so agitated when they go down on his sedation, having said that they are hoping to successfully wean his sedation AGAIN. They haven't been successful yet but at some point they will...maybe today will be the day!

Hannah showed some of her mom's mad soccer skills yesterday. Tom would be proud even though he thinks soccer is "girlie". I guess that is fitting since Hannah is actually a girl ;-). Caitlyn had a hard time going to bed last night and missed her daddy. I told her to think of something about daddy that makes her happy...she said, "He makes the best BBQ chicken," and then quickly settled to sleep. This morning I made scrambled eggs and she told me that she didn't want them because "they weren't as good as daddy's." Lucky for my self-esteem Trot gobbled them up.

Tom is chill right now and listening to the Black Crowes. (Thanks Pat!)
I'll write more as the day goes on.


  1. Cheryl,
    I am so happy to hear he is doing better. It's hard coming to work everyday and seeing his chair empty instead of hearing him joking. I look toward to the days when he's back and we are laughing and joking again. Please let me know if you need any help with the girls. I'd be happy to babysit or take them out to grab something to eat if you need a break, or grab you something to eat too. I am minutes from the hospital. My cell number is on Tom's cell so please don't hesitate to call. We are all still praying and sending our positive thoughts Tim's way.

  2. That's Tom's way not Tim...stupid auto correct