Saturday, October 18, 2008

Night #1 at home

Ellie and Reid's mom here...

Well, we managed to get by last night! Reid did well. Thank goodness for my parents and in laws who have taken Ellie until Sunday for us. That is one less thing I have to worry about and can focus all my attention on Reid. That has helped!

Reid was in hyper-overtired-not knowing what to do with himself-cruddy feeling-nose seeping-ear bugging-mouth hurting-yucky mood last night! I think he was so overtired, he just could not focus himself. Poor guy. So, around 7:45, I took him to bed. I rocked him and soothed him a bit until he was really tired, and then laid him down. He went to sleep without much of an issue. He woke up close to 11 pm in time for pain meds. I did give him Tylenol with Codeine for pain management through the night and have not had to use it during the day yet. He can manage with just Tylenol or Motrin through the daytime without too many issues. Putting him back down was a bit trickier. He didn't want me to leave him. I think I had him asleep about 6 times and every time I would put him in bed, he would HOP up faster than the speed of light to catch me before I would head out the room. Stinker! So, I rocked and settled, sang, and soothed. Finally, about an hour later, he seemed ready to go to bed. I put him down, he fussed for a slight period, and went to bed....until 7:15 this morning. I could not believe it. I kept waking to check on him...and he did well. He woke up close to his usual wake up time. He ate well this morning. He wanted a container of yogurt with cereal mixed in and a container of baby food (a fruit). He drank 4 ozs. of apple juice from a sippy cup and about an oz. of milk. What a little man. He played with me on the floor, took some Motrin for pain, and was in great spirits. Around 9 am this morning, he started acting tired, and so I took him up for his usual naptime routine. He went down with no fuss. I am blesssed. He seems to have very slight drainage this morning from right nostril, but nothing from the left. No blood or seeping from the mouth today which is good. I will post pics later....but thank you for your nighttime prayers....they helped us all get some rest that we all needed badly. Well, time for me to grab a hot shower while I can. I will post more later. Much love...


Rachel said...


Praise the Lord...I am so happy for you all. It is so good to hear that Reid is doing so well. What a tough little guy! Please give him big hugs and tell him we love him!


Anonymous said...

Oh, I was so glad to read your post today!! I am so grateful for this answer to prayer!!

Let us know if we can help in any way.

Love you guys!
Vanessa (for the Brower Bunch)

Ava and the Trips said...

So glad to hear your night went fairly well! I am also glad to hear the surgery went well and hopefully he will start feeling better soon.

Allison said...

Hi Janeen,

Had to check in form the hotel really quick . . . glad things are well, and I'm happy you got the book so quickly!

Timers almost up, love and hugs!


Good Remedy said...

Janeen, Glad today went well. Days 3 and 4, post surgery were the hardest for us to feed Holly. Day 4 she only had 6 ounces of food/liquids combined, total. That was rough. She really didn't prefer anything but cold foods helped a little. Be persistent. Keep offering, anything you can. Best Wishes and prayers for the next few days. Peggy

Hello, and welcome to my page! I am so glad you are here. I am going to try and show you the average life of a 5 year old from my perspective. Mommy and Daddy will help me along the way if I get stuck.

Let me first introduce my family to you. I am Ellie. I am a 6 year old. I live in Ohio with my Mommy, Daddy, little brother Reid, and dog, Sophie. My mommy is a teacher. She teaches nine and ten year olds and loves it. She has been teaching for twelve years. My daddy works with computers. He works hard everyday.

We all love spending time together. I have wonderful grandparents and a terrific extended family. I am a very lucky girl. Thank you for visiting my page. Write to me any time. I love getting mail!!!

Many blessing to you all.

Little Ski (Ellie)

Mommy and me having cuddle time at Hocking Hills.

Told ya, my hair can be wild! And you thought I was kidding!

Hmmm, Blue's Brother's perhaps?