Friday, January 07, 2011

Pain management

What a night! Quinns first time peeing without the cath stuck in him was a small victory. His bladder was full, but it took him a while to go as I sat there holding a little pee container for him. When he finally went he said in a weak voice "I'm going to tell my mom... I'm proud of myself." He is able to watch movies now and drink and eat.
When I asked him, he was able to manage a fleeting smile for the camera.
But much of the night was pain management. At times I sat on his bed and we held each other while he yelled. He wouldn't articulate anything about what hurts him, but it's probably a lot of things. He's asleep now and I'm pretty whipped. Just waiting for Steph to show up so I can tell her about how the night was.

Today is going to be a good one to get past. He will need to get up and walk around with all his drainage tubes still connected, so that any residual fluid will drain out by gravity. Those tubes are right through his rib cage and I know that has got to hurt. Good luck today little man.
Also, updating this blog during the day time may be kind of rare. This laptop is also Quinns movie screen. I update only when he and Steph and Wes are all asleep.

5 comments:

Pop said...

Hang in there Dan and Steph. I know how much it must hurt to see Quinn in this kind of pain. You can't help but stay strong when you see the strength of Quinn (cracking a smile on the back end of this operation).
Thanks for the updates Dan. Love you all and we continue to pray for strength for all of you. To Quinn, KEEP ROCKING young man.

Love Pop and Kim

Momma and daddy Krug said...

Fantastic news Bruda!! Thank you for sharing. Yes, Quinn is going to hurt for a bit, but he is coming along so quickly!! Breathing, eating, and peeing on his own!! And now, when he's up for it, he can walk around!!! That is wonderful. Lots of love to you four.

Sarah and Steve Monroe said...

You are in our thoughts and prayers as we go about our day. You are wonderful parents and you will continue to do whatever you need to do for Quinn.
Go, Quinn! Go! Is only part of it.
I say Go, Marshall Family! Go!
Steve, Sarah and the girls

Anonymous said...

I find myself thinking of Quinn and all of you as I go through my day, asking God to take care of all of you. I can't wait to get home at night and check his blog. Small miracles, big steps for Quinn as he was able to pee, and can now eat and drink (yay! hated to think of how hard it was when he was asking for water and you had to tell him 'no'.). Please God ease his pain and give mom and dad strength . . .

with love,
Mrs. Cherry

Tammara, Jess and Cory said...

I can only imagine the pain Quinn is going through and as a parent how hard it is to not be able to do anything but hold him. You and Step are amazing keep up the awesome job this will be behind you all soon.