Playing hockey in the halls with Grandpa Spanninga while Grandma Spanninga chases after him with his O2 tank. (Check out his new scrubs from them :)
Tyson doing his "goalie pose"
"For the LORD God is a sun and shield;
the LORD bestows favour and honour;
no good thing does He withhold
from those whose walk ...is blameless.
blessed is the one who trusts in You."
Psalm 84: 11 & 12
I am happy to report that the end is FINALLY in sight! Tyson had a very good night; the nurse didn't need to do any vitals overnight because they're now ordered q12 hours, and Tyson didn't de-sat all night long. So we both slept like rocks...snoring included. (Tyson, not me:D )
When Tyson awoke his sats were in the low 80s!! Yay! So the O2 was turned down to 2.0 litres and then he spent all morning in the playroom. We didn't hook him up to the portable sats monitor during this time (because it's very difficult for me to chase after him with both an O2 tank and the portable monitor.) When we got back to his room after running around for a few hours, we hooked him back up to the sats monitor, and his sats were mid 80s,(!) so we turned his O2 down to 1.5 and he did very well. Then after lunch he was satting 90-92 (which is actually too high for Tyson because of his heart) so I took the liberty to turn it down again to 1.25 as the nurse was busy with other patients. He is now napping (when he sats lower) but he is still in the high 70s, 77-79 :) I assume that when he wakes we can crank it down to 1.0 litres, and maybe leave it there till tomorrow? If all goes well he could very well be off his O2 by tomorrow afternoon?? So I am excited because home is finally in the near future :) *smiles and sighs of relief*
Tyson had a really good day yesterday as far as his fluid intake. His minimum TFI (total fluid intake) is supposed to between 800-900 mls and he drank almost a full litre! He is heading in that direction for today too. When he is up out of bed and burning off energy, he is definitely needing more fluid.
As of tomorrow, Tyson will have been here longer for this Influenza than he was for his Fontan surgery, and he was in CCCU twice as long for the Influenza than for his Fontan. This just shows how a simple bug can completely wipe him out. Can we say "flu shot next year?" :)
Tyson and I both are enjoying another day with company. Brian's parents came down with my Mom and Kenya, and now Mom Spanninga is staying here till this evening when my Dad will be here too.
Thanks for checking in on Tyson! Keep praying as he continues to be weaned off the O2. We would LOVE to be home for the weekend! God is so good!
Trying to find the hockey game...
Wearing his new scrubs from
Grandpa and Grandma