Monday, January 4, 2010

Emergency trip to the hospital

Yup emergency trip to the hospital but we are home now.

We never ever have a dull moment. For the last week Wysdom has been dealing with some tenderness around his g tube and a little discharge. Nothing gross, but something that caused him some mild discomfort. Last night I played with him and had him practice his sitting by putting him on the floor between my legs with his back against my tummy. He played like this for at least 30 minutes or more and maybe had a few seconds of discomfort. I really wasn't pushing him to do it or anything and he seemed to be having fun. What a mistake that was. When I went to change his diaper after, I couldn't believe my eye. There was a big pouch of skin puffed up around the g tube. It was all red and it looked so swollen. Julian and I immediately discussed our options. Go to our local hospital emergency? Not a good idea. Call the hospital where the g tube was put in and where most of our doctors are seemed to be our best option. We contacted the on call pediatric surgeon and explained the situation. The surgeon advised us to wait and come in the morning for 9am to see someone in the Pediatric Clinic as the emergency staff may not know as much about the g tube as the clinic. So after much talk and lots of tears on my part, that is what we decided to do. We almost went to emergency because I didn't want to wait because it looked awful. However Julian talked me into waiting.

In the morning we rushed off to the hospital. Once we got there the game plan was quickly made. They were going to freeze his skin around the g tube and then cut it open to let the puss that had gathered, out. LET ME JUST SAY THAT MY STOMACH TURNED. THIS IS NOT FOR THE WEAK. My poor little man. As if he needs more procedures done to him. I was pretty upset at this because the g tube infections like this are pretty rare. We are so careful with it and wash our hands and sterilize before we go near the tube. Keep in mind this is already our second issue with the g tube since October.Julian being the trooper that he is was nominated by ME to stay with Wysdom, while I entertained Blyss in the hospital for an hour and a half. I just didn't think that I could handle being there today when they cut his skin open. I know I have gone through worse (heart surgery), but just couldn't do it. So when I got back in Wysdom was doing the cry that you do when you are really upset and are trying to catch your breath. He is SUCH A FIGHTER AND TROOPER!! HIS SPIRIT CAN NOT BE BROKEN.

The good news in all of this is that we didn't have to be admitted to the hospital. I had nightmares of this. Also he didn't have to have the tube removed which was another fear of mine. The way it looked with the swelling was very lopsided so we thought it was a structural issue. I am also so thankful for the doctors and my husband too. We are at home now and Wysdom is doing okay. He is fussy and getting his doses of Tempera(oh how I have come to love tempera). Right now he is sleeping peacefully. If all goes well we will go back in a week for a check up. We were supposed to go to the same hospital tomorrow for an ENT appointment but since it is an hour away I cancelled and will rebook it when he is feeling better.

Last night I had to pull out the books that I used to support me when I was in the hospital for Wysdom's heart surgery.It just all is too much, everything happening all at once. I already had a meltdown at my mom's earlier in the day. So I took a peek at these books on spirituality and hard times and read those before bed. Here is a quote that got me through the night. "Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, faith looks up" Anonymous . I think I will start to read some of these books again everyday like I used to do many years ago and hope that they give me some strength.

22 comments:

sara p said...

that is an amazing quote:) and you are an amazing mom i'm not sure if i have said this before or not but Wysdome is so lucky to have you:) he is a wonderful beautiful little boy:)... im glad your all home:)

ABandCsMom said...

So glad things worked out and you were able to bring Wysdom home. Those G tubes sound scary to me. Thankfully, we never had to have one. Hope everyone is doing much better tonight.

Tina said...

You poor thing, I feel so much for you, just seeing our babies in any kind of pain is unbearable. I hope things are looking better but glad that you didn't have to get admitted to hospital at least, that would have made things even worse. Hope your mom is doing better. When it rains it really pours doesn't it and you seem to have your hands really full right now. I'll be keeping you in my prayers and hope it all calms down a bit, nothing like a little boredom at times!

Hector and Jennifer Varanini Sanchez said...

Hang in there!!!! Omg, that's a lot to deal with. You are an amazing mama. And I LOVE the photo header on your blog now!!!

Josette said...

I have only been reading your blog for a relatively short time but see that you have had so much to deal with, Wysdom's health issues and your mom's health now. I will be praying for you!

Carrie said...

Can I just say that I think you are AMAZING? Life seems to have been so stressful for you guys lately--and you are always looking for the positive in it all. I'm praying for you guys!

Kristen's mom said...

Don't you just the fact that our children are such fighters! and you said it right,"Their spirits cannot be broken!" I think I need to learn a lesson from them.

Laurie said...

Oh Sasha...
Sending lots of hugs your way, mama. Hang in there...
((Hugs))

Meghann said...

It was sad for me to read about Wysdome and your family going through another challenge, but I was happy to read that things went pretty well. Your faith is a strength to me. We're praying for you.

Kelly said...

So glad that you avoided a hospital stay and that Wysdom is recovering in the comfort of his own him. When things get tough, just look at that little boy of yours.......he will always guide you through! Lots of hugs coming your way!

Lacey said...

Oh poor baby! I can't believe it got that infected! What our poor babies have to go through, and they always have smiles on their faces!

Anne and Whitney: Up, Down and All Around said...

thinking of you and so happy to read that wysdom is alright and his g-tube is hopefully fixed once and for all! so sorry you have so much thrown at you all at one time!!! hoping for strength for you to get through these tough times!!!

RK said...

Glad all is ok now and that you didn't have to stay!!! The first period with the g-tube is the worst, then it seems to find its place and settle in. Did they give you a name for the problem? That sounds different from any of the issues we've had, so I'm just curious.

Braska had trouble with granulation tissue the first couple months and had a short procedure to remove a big blob of it, but the we've not had a stitch of trouble in over a year. It gets better. And I still love the thing, weird as it is!! :o)

Beverly said...

glad all is better now. that sounds awful. know i am praying for you and the family.

Kim Rees said...

I just said a prayer for Wysdom and your entire family. I prayed that God would give you peace and the strength you need to go through what you are going through. Remember he loves you and he is always there for you. Continue to look up and if you need something else to help give you comfort read the poem "Footprints". God Bless You! (((HUGS)))

Stevenson Family said...

I'm so glad I read your post today!! Beau has almost the exact same thing around his right now. It has been about 2 days and it has been infected on and off since he has had it put in. We are super careful as well about how clean we are and the stuff around him is when we clean it but still can't beat the irritation. I might call our Pediatritian now and see what he thinks about Beau's extra skin. It isn't much but it looks like a little part of his stomach coming out.

Beth said...

Oh, ouch! Poor Wysdom! I hope you are all hanging in there. He's such a fighter, Sasha - I know he's going to be all right.

**hugs**

one_plustwins said...

Poor baby and Poor momma! I love the quote though, Sasha. Those truly are words to live by. We will be keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Azaria's Mom said...

We've been praying for you and your family, Sasha! Glad to hear all is better with Wysdom. He really is one strong little boy!!! We miss you guys!

Tausha said...

Wow, that is so stressful, i am so sorry Wysdom had to deal with all of that and the rest of the family. I loved your quote. You are in our prayers.

Googsmom said...

{{{{{{{{{HUGS WYSDOM}}}}}}}}}

You best give that kid a squishy hug from the Brookster!!

Michelle said...

I'm so sorry to hear he had an infection in his g-tube site! Hope he's healing well now!

Your mom continues to be in my prayers.