"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
--Jeremiah 29:11

Monday, May 10, 2010

Back on Diuretic

For a couple weeks Greg has been concerned about Connie getting clammy. We tried to convince ourselves he was just hot from playing too hard but he was getting like that even when he was sitting still-just playing on the computer, etc. Right after he stopped the diuretic I thought he got a bit puffy and gained some weight (2 lbs.) right away but told myself he'd had a growth spurt and it was just my perception that he was so big b/c I was used to holding the baby all day so of course he would seem bigger to me. He's also been sleeping better than usual; taking longer naps, sleeping in in the mornings and not waking so much at night. It was a welcome change, but unlike him for sure. He's due to go back for a check-up next Monday, but Greg was uncomfortable waiting that long to let the doctor know about these changes. We called the office and after talking with Dr. Bromberg, Nurse Kelly told us to restart his diuretic, Aldactazide. We're bummed a little, but hoping it does the trick to get him back to being his usual self.

He's still got the cast on and goes back for a repeat x-ray on Wednesday. If the bone is not aligned, they are talking about having to surgically correct it. Please pray that it is healing fine and that he might be able to get a waterproof cast on at the next visit. Two days after it was put on he got it wet at school and it had to be cut off and replaced!

We went to Mother's Day Brunch with Greg's side of the family. Here's a pic where you can see his cast. It's hard to miss as it's as bright yellow as they come! He picked it out himself.


Emmett Joseph said...

Sorry to hear this, but glad that you caught it. I don't know about you, but I feel an immense pressure to recognize every little thing that is wrong with Emmett, because of his heart. Best of luck at the appt Monday--let us know how it goes!

Anonymous said...

This is a wonderful picture of all of you! Nice to see you slim again, Erin! I suppose we can put the broken arm down to just being a normal boy, but everything is so precarious with Connie.I pray all goes well and that he heals rapidly. You all continue in my prayers. Love always, Sr Josephine