The Monkey In The Asylum *Day 1-2* ,,,,
The Monkey In The Asylum *Day 3* The ER ....
The Monkey In The Asylum *Day 4* The Day of Sleep
The Monkey In The Asylum *Day 5* Party Like A Rock Star
The Monkey In The Asylum *Day 6* Crashing Down Down Down
DAY 5 IN THE HOSPITAL
This kid, man.... he is something special. I can't even BEGIN to express how amazing this kid is. I can't. All the staff, everyone who meets him, comments on how much of a Rock Star Super Nathan is. Serious - Rock Star! Nathan has some pretty bad anxiety issues, but when he's in the hospital - he manages to draw from his Super Hero Nathan powers and even though he's scared, hurting, whatever, he breaths through stuff, and distracts himself, he complains but he listens too. Everyone he meets agree how much of a Rock Star he is.
This was taken before I fell asleep .... in the wee hours of the morning.
Just a picture to show all those tubes and wires he was connected to.
Nathan's watching cartoons. With his buddies the How'nd dog ... his Terrydacktal and Ben the long ear bear... lol..
I took these as impact pictures. To show the wires and tubes and all that ... everything he was hooked up to. So much he needed TWO IV Computers ... He had maintained two IV's that were both used pretty much the whole hospital stay other then on Sunday when he was finally starting to do better.
I wanted the older kids at home to really understand how serious things were. I tried not to focus on the seriousness but I have to honestly say that .... it was pretty freaking serious. I didn't even let myself go there until after Nathan came home. But honestly - I think the pictures below really hit home.
But I can't be serious. I deal with stress by joking around and trying to keep laughter going. I had my moments though. DB went down to the chapel several times to pray, he didn't tell me that until we were home with Nathan.
FACEBOOK UPDATE: 12:15 PM
The boy is eating JELLO!!! Woot!! It took him awhile, he only ate it 2 or 3 bites at a time... but he finished the whole cup. He took a few bites of another one too. He tried some Chicken Noodle Soup.... String Cheese.... Crackers and Cheese .... and then his dinner came which he barely touched. But he ate a lot. He ate some fruit off his dinner tray, strawberries, and that's about it.
He played with the super awesome sensory toy .... which is fantastic because he's INTERESTED in doing something other than sleeping or zoning out to a movie...
It's started raining .... which I love watching the rain. Nathan couldn't see ....
He wanted to see so I took pictures for him and showed him. Then he was just not feeling well.
He's having a very hard time maintaining his blood pressure, so they put him on the norepinephrine for a few hours, and weaned him off again ....
Daddy sitting by Nathan's bedside....
He is so worn out but he's staying awake for longer, which is great.
Child Life came up and they let him "barrow" a iPad while he was in the hospital. This gave him something to distract him from the pain he's been in, plus he was just tickled ..... not that you can tell, but he was really happy....
Sunset from the ICU room....
Feeling meh ..... his numbers are doing better - yay!!
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