Thursday, July 15, 2010
We have a plan!
Bodie got moved to the step-down floor today! It seems we now have a plan. His antibiotics are done next week (I'm not sure which day - I think Wednesday or Thursday). At that point, one of two things will happen: (1) Bodie will go home; or (2) Bodie will have his Glenn. What determines which thing happens is how well Bodie eats and gains weight. If he can eat well and consistently gain weight for the next week, then they'll assume he's growing into his shunt and he'll go home to grow for a bit before the Glenn. If he can't, then they'll assume his shunt is just too big for him to grow into and they'll just do his Glenn now. So, I'm relieved because we have a specific plan - we don't have to worry that we'll be sitting around the hospital forever to see if he can grow.
And the nice thing is that, since Bodie is still being treated for MRSA, we're in isolation, so Bodie has his own room. The rooms are all double rooms, so we really have a lot of space. And, no risk of Bodie catching an infection from his roommate! And, the step-down unit is a little more flexible than the icu and I don't have to wear a gown or gloves! I cannot tell you what it felt like today - for the first time in 5 weeks, I got to hold my son with no gown or gloves in the way!!! It was wonderful! :-)
So, tonight, please just pray that Bodie keeps eating well and gaining weight, so that we can go home finally!!!