Monday, August 4, 2008

Good news

Hooray! I am happy to report that Needlenoggin's spinal drain is out! As of sometime tonight, he'11 have been moved to the TCU (Trauma Care Unit), where there's a little more room, fewer beeping machines, and a TV. Still, I'm sure he'll miss the ICU...his room is so awesomely decorated. Notice a theme?

Rorysaurus has been scheduled for her first PTSD therapy appointment on Friday at 11 am. She's begun climbing into my lap to tell me that she's a baby, and pretending to act like Little Monkey. She even drooled on the floor to make her point. :p

Oh, and checkout the video. Most of thse movement is involuntary but two twitches are him busting his butt.

Good news, bad news

The good news is that Needlenoggin is doing well in that he is in higher spirits than ever and far more coherent. The “ICU psychosis” seems to have passed, and while he is very sleepy and in come pain, he is ready to get off of the ICU floor. Next, they said they will move him to the TCU, and then it will be off to rehab in a week or so. He has minor sensation in parts of his lower legs (if poked hard enough, he feels the pressure on his muscles as warmth), and has some reflexes when pinched and poked. Also, with much straining (enough to break a sweat over the course of nearly 5 minutes), he is able to twitch one toe on his right foot a millimeter or two (!!!!!) They are hoping to take out his spinal drain today and move him in the next 24 hours.

The bad news is that Rorysaurus isn't doing so hot. She still is refusing food most of the time, and isn't sleeping in any kind of a normal manner. Her re-enactments of the accident are getting scarier and more upsetting (they now involve loud “breaking” noises, and she talks about blood and “owies” constantly). She’s also still not sleeping correctly, and has gone 16 or 20 hours at a stretch without eating. I still haven’t sent her back to school, because I’m afraid she’ll be too much of a nuisance, and that she’ll be too scared, whichmeans she is home allthe time, and whining or crying unless she's got Plaza Sesamo or Blue's Clues on. :( I am really worried about her.