Monday, June 7, 2010

Noah's Recovery - Update # 10 - We are Home!

Well after 10 days, 8 IV's, a couple of complications and set backs, and 1 major surgery, we are home! Well, actually at our second home, my Mom's house. We had planned to stay here for a few weeks so we'd have help and no stairs to contend with.

Last night giving the blood transfusions was problematic. All of the sudden there was blood everywhere. Apparently Noah's vein collapsed and now he has a huge and I mean huge bruise on half of his lower leg. He was able to get about 1 1/2 units of blood which apparently did what the doctors hoped it would and "perked" up his body. His hemoglobin was much closer to normal.

After some debate between two doctors after they had already told Noah he could go home, they decided to finally let us leave around 4:00 PM this afternoon. He came home on antibiotics for the pneumonia and pain meds for the surgery. He still has a long way to recover from the surgery and is still in a lot of pain but at least he is home. 

The ride home was a little painful for him. After he got home and rested a bit he was asking for his Granddad so we put him in the rental, reclining wheelchair and I pushed him to the door so he could look out and wait for his Granddad which is something he usually does when he is at my parents except he usually does it from the floor on his knees. He is getting a little frustrated that his body doesn't work the way it did before the surgery. He doesn't understand that it is going to take a little time. It's gonna be rough for awhile but at least he's out of the hospital. 


  1. Yeah for home! So glad to hear he is out of the hospital, Coley!