Monday, November 26, 2007

What a difference a day makes....

I arrived at the hospital around 4:00pm. When I got off the elevator and headed toward his room I could hear him screaming long before I opened the door. Diane looked so tired which is just as I expected. Cody was up all night going pee every hour. He seemed to be a different person. The doctors couldn't touch him, we couldn't talk to him and it seemed like he was in such pain. Oh how I wish I could make him feel better. I'm his father, I'm suppose to protect him. I feel so helpless. I just don't want him to hurt anymore. I want someone to tell me that they can guarantee that he will get better if he goes through this. They can't do that. What am I to do?

The doctor ordered Versed for him and it took about 20 minutes for it to start working. He was screaming, kicking me, throwing everything off his bed. He started pulling his IV lines and that is when I had to restrain him from hurting himself. I kept telling him that I loved him and I didn't want him to hurt. I asked him if there was something hurting him and if I could help. I finally heard him say that he had to pee. After I lowered the bed he slid down and pulled his underwear down. I held the jug for him and he peed almost as much as an adult would. After he finished he didn't cry anymore. He crawled into bed and was my Cody again. This reminds me very much of the way he use to act when he would come out of anesthesia. I asked him if he was hungry and he said he wanted the candy cane that his sister brought him yesterday. I told him he could have it if he wanted but we had cheese tacos if he wanted them. He said yes and ate 2 whole tacos in about 15 minutes. I haven't seen him eat like that in a week. I hope he keeps it down. I'm now worried he ate too much too quickly.

He is now sleeping and it wouldn't surprise me if he slept all night.


We love you Cody... God Bless You!!!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hang tough little guy.

Karen

Anonymous said...

Mick, I'm sorry you, your family & especially Cody have to go through this. Just know that I'm praying for you all & the little guy!!!! Stay strong!!!!

Teresa (tcoplen)

Monica Cassier said...

Oh Mickey... I wish I could do something... I check your blog multiple times a day.

I'm with you and your family. I wish I could give you more strength..

Hang in there... just a second, a minute, and hour, a day at a time...

monica

Anonymous said...

Mickey, Diane, Cody, Justin & Daniela: We are thinking so much of you all, and wishing and praying for Cody's comfort, health and healing. Please know that we love you all. We remember Cody's awesome attitude and big smile when we were back in August. What incredible kids all of yours are. We send our biggest hugs and love.

Lydia, Bob, Sarah & Noah (Barrett-Geib)

Ann said...

Mick, I wish there was something I could do, beside pray, to help you and your family. We're all praying for Cody and your family, not just daily, but everytime we think of you, and I know, for me, that's often. Ann

elizabethnyc said...

Gosh Mickey, I wish there was something we all could do to help... More prayers heading you and your family's way.

Elizabeth (RWOL)

gettin older said...

I'm checking several times a day as well. I may be a bit further out of touch as I'll be at Ochsner Clinic with my Dad the rest of the week. But I will keep praying for all of you.

Call if you need any thing. I may give you a buzz if I think of something to tell you. Don't feel like you need to answer if I call. I don't mind talking to voice mail.

Again, praying for strength for everybody....

Anonymous said...

I check in daily and am sorry Cody had such a rough day. Cody and your family are in my daily prayers and thoughts.

Trey (RWOL Curves Ahead)

Kati said...

Mickey - continued prayers for Cody, Diane and the kids. I told my kids about Cody yesterday and they added Cody to their bedtime prayers. I always tell my kids that kids' prayers work better than big people! They have more perfect faith...

Cody looks good! Hope today goes well.

Kati

lisa said...

Mickey,
You and your family are in our prayers. I have shared with all my friends and have asked them to pray everytime you are in their thoughts. Even if we don't know what to pray, God knows what you need before you even need it. Let us know if there is anything we can do.
Lisa and Bill

Dottie said...

Thanks for taking your time to post how Cody and your family is doing. Keeping all of you in our prayers,

Dottie (Yankeebelle)

Anonymous said...

Cody,

How are you doing today? Hope things are going your way. Thanks for the photos. You look great!
Say hello to Mom, Dad, Justin and Daniela.

Eric (Wolfman)

Ann said...

Mick, Every little bit of good news is great news! Most of us have children of our own, and our hearts just ache for you and Diane. I'm praying Cody gets to go home, as planned, and that God will heal your little man. Ann

Gregory said...

DeckApe,

As a father reading there about how Cody was so different and suffering so much...brings tears to my eyes as I imagine that with my daughter. I can't even fathom it! Be strong for Cody...thinking of you and more prayers from Korea on the way!

Gregory (Pudov)