Thursday, June 17, 2010

At Home, Again

Clayton's I.V. gave out early yesterday morning, so he was discharged from LeBonheur, or the "doctor room" as Clayton has decided to call it.  He was sent home on oral antibiotics. 

And for the third time in as many weeks, we came home and by the next morning, Clayton was waking up in severe pain. 


This is getting old.

We were able to catch it earlier in the night (2 AM) so we immediately gave him Oxycodone and just helped him ride it out.  He came around at about noon, and has been slowly recovering ever since. 

The plan from the doctor's point of view is to give him every opportunity to adjust on his own in order to avoid surgery.  The headaches are spacing out, and today's was a bit milder (still really bad though), so we can definitely see where she is coming from.  And we totally understand avoiding surgery, but it doesn't make it any easier to watch Clayton suffer through one of these horrific headaches. 

I talked to the doctor this afternoon and the plan is for me to just log the headaches and the specifics of each one so she can get the whole picture when we go back for his follow-up visit. 

But in the meantime, as Pastor Corey texted today, I pray his "healing comes quickly . . ."  (Is. 58)


Nilsa said...

Glad Clayton is home. Keeping him in thoughts and prayers. Hugs to you.

Karen Mills said...

Continuing to pray for you all. May God's healing bring a pain-free weekend to you and fill you all with joy.

Yankee said...

Keeping you all in my prayers.

Patti H said...

still in my prayers and thoughts. Happy to hear Clayton is home and hopefully it will make things easier for him and more comfortable.