Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Update


Well, here we are at the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. I just now have the chance to use the computer. I did not even think to grab a camera. Everything has been a flurry of activity and panic. Carter is settled now after his surgery and recovering slowly. We may possibly get to come home either Thursday or Friday.


For those of you who didn't know, he has had pneumonia for two weeks. He lost a lot of weight and just couldn't seem to kick it, even on strong antibiotics. When his fever shot up on Saturday, our pediatrician sent us here. We were sent from the ER to the OR. Scary. They had to go in with a camera and clean out several pockets of infection and drain the lung of fluids.
He now has a chest tube to take care of the rest and an IV for nourishment and more antibiotics. He's weak and in quite a bit of pain. However, he is expected to make a full recovery. We just have to be patient.

Thank you so much for all of your comments, posts, calls, texts, emails, and most of all, prayers. We feel blessed to have so much support and love. It makes this so much easier.

Carter loves getting mail. You are more that welcome to send him a card here or to our home. The hospital also has this awesome service that prints out and delivers ecards to our room. He's already gotten several (thank you, Irving College Elementary!) and loved looking through them. Here is the link.

Needless to say, I have not been painting and I don't know when I will again. If you've placed an order that is due soon and would like to cancel, I totally understand. If you are not in a hurry, I appreciate your patience and look forward to painting for you when this all over.








4 comments:

Ashley Barnes said...

Love you guys! Can't wait to see him today.

Jennifer said...

Prayers are on the way for you!

PAM said...

So sorry to hear about Carter, our prayers are with you all.

Angela said...

Oh my goodness! I'm so sorry! Praying for a quick recovery.