Sunday update . . .

There really isn’t a lot to report here. He’s having a good day. There is still a little battle with his bloodpressure so they’ve switched his meds up a bit. To be clear his pressures aren’t alarming they are just trying to keep them from getting that way.

His cultures also showed that he is positive for pseudomonas so they switched his antibiotic. Pseudomonas colonization is very, very common in kids with trachs and since he doesn’t have any symptoms he probably is just colonized and not having an active infection but to be sure they did switch the antibiotic.

This morning when I arrived and met Parker’s nurse I immediately noticed the telltale scar. She was trached for a year when she was 8 years old. I don’t know if I mentioned it before but the waitress in the restaurant at the hotel told us that her son (he’s 36 now and fighting in Bagdad) was trached for his first two years of life.

Colin’s mom dropped by today. He is having a good day. Tomorrow morning he goes back into the OR for a scope. They are hoping that they will get the all clear to head home to Texas in the next day or so. We will try to coordinate our follow up appointments so we can see each other again and they can meet Parker while he is awake.

Tommy’s family is en route to Cincinnati now. I will pop down to the waiting room tomorrow while he is getting his scope to meet them.

So, all in all, things are going really, really well. I’m very pleased with this phase of the process, but I’m anxious to get him back in the OR to see how things look on Tuesday.

2 Responses to “Sunday update . . .”

  1. 1 Barb April 13, 2008 at 10:20 pm


    I have been reading your update on Parker and his surgery. Gee, Dr. Cotton is the best. I know that and I didn’t even get to the first base for ENT treatment for Annie.

    I am thrilled you are in the best place with the best doctors. I hope Parker makes a speedy recovery and you are all back home soon.


  2. 2 Jennie April 13, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    Glad to read that the BP issues are stabilizing. The nurse you mentioned took care of Hannah during her LTP recovery. We really liked her.

    Anyway, I’m glad things are quiet. Take care.

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