Sunday, December 13, 2009

Virus defeated

So my computer virus issue is finally resolved, so i can add updates again. Allison is working on getting on a better schedule. Its been HARD, as she was going to bed at like 5am.
I have been cleaning the house getting ready to move at the beginning of the year. Shampooing the carpets and scrubbing the walls were some of the tedious and time consuming tasks i took on this week. Of course allison "helped".
Xander has been doing ok. At his post op appointment, we discovered he was developing granulos tissue around his gtube, so we have to burn it off with these cool little swabs that look like matchsticks. The dr put in a new tube, which was definitely an experience. It has caused less irritation, and is more comfortable for him. When we first arrived, his fever was at 105.8 and everyone was shocked.
At the cardio appointment the dr did an EKG and a few other tests. The ultrasound showed he had alot more fluid around his heart and proceeded to order an xray. When his assistant asked if it was the pre op xray and he said yes, i was floored. He told me he would be getting the surgery in december. Apparently he is putting on ok weight, but with his crazy fevers and rapid breathing tell us he is ready to get it fixed as he just doesnt have the strength anymore. The appointment has been made for dec 30th, and we have to be at the hospital on the 29th for an NPO order. We will yet again be staying at the ronald mcdonald house. The surgery is at rady childrens hospital in san diego and they expect him being in the hospital about 10 days, and his chest will not be fully healed until a few months post op. I look forward to seeing the difference in my little guy.
Andrew is on leave that he got for reupping. He got 21days of leave that end on the 24th. After that he is on holiday leave, and that directly leads into xanders hospital time. So he will have 39 days of consecutive leave and then we will be out of here pretty soon after that. We all look forward to miramar. Closer to family and the hospital, and better weather.

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