Monday, December 01, 2008

Pics in a PICU
Sorry for the grainy look to the images. I used my camera phone to take all of these. Honest I wasn't trying to be morose when I started snapping away. Ben was just too damn cute trying to convince me he was "feeling better." The first one is Ben holding Funky, his sleeping companion over the weekend. Yeah it rhymes with monkey but it actually came from a Rodney Crowell song. Obviously you can see where the "vampires" drew blood on Friday night (right elbow). You can also see a bruise on his right wrist via one of the sticks to get an IV going.

Bumble bees surround his IV site. The blood pressure cuff is at far left.

Left hand once again. Those are my fingers at the bottom. Ben held my hand all day long. He became distressed if I had to get up for some reason.

Dawn Z. gives Ben a farewell kiss. She was one of Ben's nurses the first time he was admitted to the PICU. As you can see our boy made the trip to our van in a wagon.

Sleeping soundly with Fast Freddie the Frog last night at home. We did not pose him. He and Freddie are good buddies.

Big PS - I'm beginning to catch up on your blogs. Although I'm certain you understand I've been busy, the Sphere and the Neighborhood moves fast and I hate to lose touch with real life. No matter how virtual it's become. And to our new friends, I can't wait to get to know you!

11 comments:

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

He looks so sweet with Freddie! Glad he's back home, everyone is more comfortable when they're at home. You are in my prayers!

Maggie, Dammit said...

Such a sweet, sweet boy.

Theresa said...

He is a beautiful boy! Feel better soon, Ben!

You and your family have won my heart. Give Ben hugs for me.

Lisa b said...

wow. so glad you are home!

Kyla said...

Coban wrap with pictures?! LUCKY GUY! We just get the plan colored kind.

So glad he's home and getting back to being himself!

Corina said...

I am literally crying tears of joy and relief here. So glad you are home. What a sweet photos.

Gretchen said...

Awww, he is SO SWEET hugging his animal friends. I can't wait for Simon to do that :)

Christina said...

Such a handsome guy. The photo wiht you holding his hand reminds me that no matter what, you are there for each other.

I hope that today was a better day for your guy!

we_be_toys said...

What wonderful pictures! I love the one with the froggy - so sweet! Thinking of all of you...

fivehusbands said...

So much love in all these pictures - so happy that Ben is home. It is always better to sleep at home. You all will stay in my prayers.

kimmyk said...

OMG.
I didn't know the lil guy was sick! I am so sorry I have been a bad blogger friend. School homework is kicking my ass these days. I haven't checked blogs for over a week and look at everything that has been going on in the world of you.....

just wow.

i'm so glad ben is home and i'm sorry to hear he was sick....

ughhh my heart.