10.07.2008

EEGs and IVs and MDs -- oh my!

Dateline: Tuesday

It is Tuesday, isn't it? Time has rather blurred for me at the moment. Will is still in residence at the hospital -- though hopefully for not much longer. Craziness abounded over the past few days: continuous EEGs; weird never-before-seen seizure behavior (he's had seizures, just none that presented like these most recent ones have); IV lines gone bad; itchiness and headaches from all those EEG wires being attached to his head.

In other words, my brave little man has been through the wringer.

On the bright side, the EEG caught the technical, physical stuff surrounding the incidents, giving his neurologist lots of data.

And on the even brighter side, Will had a wonderful day yesterday, with NO incidents and the return of his sunny, happy, charming self. That bloop in the atmosphere you heard yesterday was me exhaling. With relief. We read books with great interaction and participation; we walked around the hospital floor, chatting with everyone (when you've been a patient for a week, people get to know you); we watched the Rays game and cheered, especially when Will's favorite player, Carlos Peña was in on the action.

It was, simply, divine. In every sense of the word. Amen.

And you'll be glad to know that I am still actively in the running for Mother of the Year -- Will's amazing teacher came to visit, and when he walked into the room, we were reading. Oh yeah. Timing is everything -- if he had arrived just a few minutes earlier, he would have seen me playing solitaire on the iTouch and Will playing with his toys, singing "Troublemaker" by Weezer.

Whew.

Hopefully we'll be one family unit together under the roof of Casa de Jane here soon, with The Mister not traveling this week for obvious reasons.

Here's to the roller coaster coming to a complete stop so we can get off and experience some less exciting rides for a while...

14 comments:

Edwin said...

Lucky me...I get to go first.

I am so fricking happy for you and THE BOY.

SO HAPPY.

I miss you.

And....HOW ABOUT THEM RAYS? :*) :*)

Ruprecht said...

No better single ending line has been written in recent blogdom.

Sounds like the prayers are taking effect, cj.

There's a mob out here in CyberLand. And we're all rooting for you and yours .....

Go, Dog, Go!

.................................... Ruprecht

80s Queen said...

Good to hear things are slowing down for you. I'm still sending good thoughts your way!

TopSurf said...

That is the BEST news I have heard all week! I hope all continues to go well for you and that beyond brave little son of yours. I'm still sending a ton of thoughts and prayers your way! ((((HUGS))))

bronsont said...

Unfortunately you have to have the downs and the "scared shitless" moments to appreciate the sweetness in mundane day to day moments.

Here's hoping you have years and years of sweet moments knocking on your door, cause you've had the other in spades!

As topsurf said, prayers continue unabated :)

SusanD said...

YAY! So glad he's back to his sunny self!

perpstu said...

I'm so happy Will's doing better! I know it's late and he is home. I couldn't be happier for you all!


XOXOXO

Malcolm said...

I did hear a "bloop" the other day and was wondering what the hell it was. I am glad to hear that Will is recovering nicely. Take care and have yourself a wonderful weekend.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Oh, Jane, HUGE hugs and I'm so delighted that Will is on the mend. Thanks so much for keeping us informed! My son is happy that the doctors are getting a glimmer about helping him, too.

Miss Janey said...

Miss Janey is glad to learn that thing's are calming down. May young Will return to his normal happy state soon.

April said...

I'm so glad to hear that things are going better for you and Will. You're awesome.

jason said...

glad to hear things are a bit better. Hope they get better still....soon!

mamashai said...

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onemuse said...

Oh, honey.... So happy all is now calm, relative to the past days.

You guys are always in my thoughts. I will say a prayer for Will that he continues to improve. (((Hugs!))) MISS YOU! *smooch*