you're never gonna keep me down!
Yesterday was a fantastic day, and in the way that all good roller coasters do, every high peak is followed by a bit of a valley. Apparently all the up & moving around + getting more food in the belly + switching to oral meds + ongoing lack of poopage (sorry, TMI!) = not feeling so good in the tummy. Jay's poor belly is seriously swollen, and let's just say that he had upset tummy from both directions. Between the time our poor nurse, C, came on duty at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., Jay's sheets were changed 3 times. You know that girl was wishing a little of the puking and pooping had come on day shift! It was pretty clear that the upset tummy made for an upset Jay - he felt pretty cruddy. But we put on some soothing music and he eventually drifted off. He had another middle of the night episode, but they cut his feeds in half and decided to give his oral medications very slowly. So he did get some rest during the night and is currently still sleeping.
I have to give a shout-out to my dear friends M. and A. for suggesting the blog intro song. It was one of my favorite one-hit-wonders from my college days. And while it's mostly about not letting a hangover get to you, I'm embracing the attitude - I'm not going to let one minor setback bring me into a funk. When we have a down day, we're going to get up again and wait for the next good day.
Today, we're also saying goodbye to my dad, AJ, and Granna as they head back to NC. My mom (LaLa) is going to be on Luke-duty this week at RMH, and she's super-stoked about getting to spend so much time with that toothless grin. (Let's just hope he stops showing his less-cute side at 4 a.m.!) We have really enjoyed their all-too-brief weekend visit - but, hey, they picked a great time to be here.