Monday, August 4, 2008

Daddy is back at work today

Well, today was Cody's first day back to work after the big event. I think he was a little sad to not be spending the day with Rhys, but he called this morning and Rhys was having a good morning, so I think that helped.
When I got here today I was met with all sorts of busy activity in the pod. Rhys' paralytic has been discontinued for now to see how he responds without it. Little man must have been tired of sitting still because he is moving all over the place. Every once in a while it looks as though he is taking a really deep breath, but I don't think that is so good because it works against the oscillator. He has lost a bit of weight, but that is a good thing because his swelling is going down. Since he hasn't had the paralytic for nearly 12 hours his oxygen is back up, but I heard the doctor say that if he can retain his current oscillator settings and get the oxygen back down they might could go back to the traditional ventilator. That is great they are even thinking about it! Let's just hope he handles these changes well and doesn't give daddy any more gray hair.

11 comments:

Mary G said...

Great news Candice! Way to go RHYS!!!!

aunt suzanne said...

Hey sweetthing!!!

This day is the beginning of a new schedule for you and Cody; been thinking about you all morning. A new routine is probably challenging and scary. I'm sorry. So glad to hear baby Rhys is fired up and moving about. You are one strong woman! Cody you must be experiencing "post-all day-baby Rhys-watch." Maybe he'll open his eyes tonight. Thinking the good thoughts. I love you three.

Austin said...

Great to read about Rhys's progress. We will continue to pray for you guys.

Austin

Bryan said...

Candice,
Glad to here Rhys is doing better. We know what your going through but you are in the right place.

Pachar Family said...

Yay Rhys!! I have a feeling you are going to give Max a run for his money! That's such great news. I will continue to pray that things only look up from now on. Before you know it he will be home and crawling all over the place. We love you guys!

Crystal M said...

Wonderful News!! Yeah Rhys! Work off that fluid little guy. We will pray that Cody adjusts well getting back into work and that the three of you will continue to heal and that Rhys grows stronger and stronger by the day. We love you guys - keep the faith! Love,

Josh, Crystal & Colton Myers

Jodi said...

I remember the day that Ryan had to go back to work. It was a hard adjustment. Thinking and praying for you and your family. Keep up the hard work, Rhys.

Shea said...

That's super!
Your little guy is fighting hard. And doing awesome!

Muriel R. said...

Thinking about Rhys and sending him some more strength in his progress. Keep strong...
We love you!
M&D

bran1005 said...

Keep it up, Rhys! That's one tough kid. Well he is a future Aggie! My aunt that lives in Columbus called me today to check on me and then the next thing she wanted to know was how is Rhys doing? You now have Columbus, TX thinking and praying for the three of you! :)

Aggie Mom said...

Baby Rhys,Candice & Cody,

Just had to let you know that Orange County Aggie Moms are praying non stop for all of yall.
What a unbelievable blog. Thanks for sharing your baby boy with us.

OC Aggie Mom