August 23, 2005

Azer came home!!!

Yes, the great news has arrived, Azer is home. His cough was getting much better, so they didn't need to put in the PICC line. They sent him home with some oral antibiotics. I know what we're going to do tomorrow, go to the park, and try to spend as little time indoors as possible.

August 20, 2005

How long is Azer going to be here?

Well, their talking about keeping him for the renowned "10 Days". Yep. The doctors never say, well 11 days, or 13, just 10. There must be a "10" in their "How to be a Doctor" handbook.

Ok, well anyways, since he's going to be here 10 days, they said their probably going to put in a PICC line. This will be his first one, and it sounds scary to me. PICC stands for "peripherally inserted central catheter". Hey, when you say that fast, you sound like a doctor.

IV's only go in the vein a short ways and they only last a few days. PICC lines start at the middle of your arm, they thread the catheter up through the vein all the way into one of the main veins go to your heart. Yikes! It sounds like a big deal, but the social worker said the older CF kids say they would prefer having a PICC line. Besides, if they actually do go ahead and put the PICC line in, he would be sedated, so he wouldn't really feel anything, and that makes me feel a lot better. And the good thing is, it doesn't go bad. In fact, it could stay in for 6 months if needed.

August 18, 2005

Admitting him to the hospital

Well, my nerves are a little frazzled today. His dry cough is still there and the doc decided its time for him to get it cleared out with some IV antibiotics. So, he's all hooked up. The X-ray they took showed that he had some cloudiness in his chest, which means there's just some extra mucus in there. That should go away pretty quickly since the people here are taking very good care of him.

August 9, 2005

A dry cough

Azer has had a dry cough for the past few days so we took him today to the Children's Hospital. The doctor said he sounded clear. Azer is going to be on antibiotics for 10 days. By then, his cough should be cleared up. Despite his cough, he's got plenty of energy. They say its a good thing that he's driving me up the wall. So, on one hand I'm glad he has lots of energy. On the other hand ... moderation would be a great word for him to learn.