Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Crazy Week and Benjamin update

No, I haven't fogotten you. I have just been a little overwhelmed this past week. I will try to do better. In the meantime, here is a little about what is going on lately.

Kathy called me late Sunday afternoon and told me that they had been in the ER all afternoon and that Benjmain was going to be medivacced to San Antonio because his abcess was back. She was not able to ride in the helicopter due to wind and weather conditions so she had to drive to meet them there.

Once they got to San Antonio, the surgical team compared the CAT scans from Sunday to the CAT scans from before he was released from the hospital and decided that the abcess was probably just residual from before, that it was most likely NOT a recurrence, so they decided to monitor Benjamin for the time being. He had already been pumped full of very stromg antibiotics so it was just watch and wait. By Monday afternoon, he no onger had any fever, but he did break out all over in a rash. So then they though that he had some yucky virus. Still just watch and wait.

I planned to go to San Antonio with the kids early Tuesday morning to see them. I got up and finished packing the car, loaded the kids, then looked at my phone to see if it needed to be plugged in. I saw that I missed a call from Kathy, so I called her back before I left our driveway. She said that Benjamin was doing immensely better and that he would probably be released from the hospital on Wednesday, so we should probably just stay home. We followed her advice because there is no way that I could have driven to San Antonio one day and back home the next with both kids.

Benjamin was released this morning and he and Kathy are on their way back home right now. Woohoo!

In other news, Jacob turned 10 months old on Monday and I haven't written about that yet, so either later today or tomorrow, I will tell you what our big boy is up to. Also be looking for another Adventures in Parenting {Naptime Fiasco} to be coming in the next couple of days. You will either bust a gut laughing (only because it didn't happen to you!) or you will be horrified and very sympathetic to me. Either reaction works for me :)