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Update on Alex #2


I woke up from nine hours of sleep this morning and called the hospital before I got out of bed. The nurse I spoke to was a nice lady named Heather who introduced herself as someone who used to work at Alex’s school, so she knows a bit of sign language.

She told me he had a good night and was up early, out of bed, and following his nurse (the one on shift from last night) around in the corridors. He got tired of his IV, probably when another IV pole with his feeding pump was added to the mix, so he unhooked the IV. They left it off.

When Heather came in at 7:00, he took one look at her and knowing she had the ability to tell him off in ASL, he went back to bed.

“That was a couple of hours ago though,” she told me. “Now he’s following me around.”

He was doing okay, so I decided to have a shower and take my time getting to the hospital. Only to immediately be told to go home when I got there … by Alex. I sent this text to my best friend, John:

At the hospital waiting to see the doctor. Alex wants me to go home. I’m cramping his style. Sitting alone in his room while he hangs out with the nurses.

To which John replied:

I can sympathize. It’s hard to woo a nurse with your mom around.

So he’s obviously feeling better. But they wanted to keep him one more night for observation. His oxygen levels are still very low when he’s laying down, his heart rate is still through the roof, and he’s still working to breathe.

Hopefully he’ll be home tomorrow and all the heart issues will have arisen from the combination of the pneumonia and the extra drugs. And hopefully the antibiotics will work their miracle.

Thank you again for all your awesome well-wishes. I appreciate each and every one.

Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

23 thoughts on “Update on Alex #2

  1. That was some good comic relief! ๐Ÿ˜€


  2. If he’s hitting on the nurses, he’s feeling better. Has he gotten any sleep?


  3. Great news Linda. Hopefully he’ll be home for the start of the New Year.

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  4. Have a great New Year 2019.
    Glad to hear about Alex’s progress.

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  5. It’s so good to hear that he’s improving. Hopefully, today is the tomorrow in your update, and you’ll be bringing him home. He’s going to miss the nurses, but…

    We’ll keep you guys in our prayers, and wish you both a Happy New Year.


  6. Good to hear he’s on the up!!!

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  7. I laughed at your comment about “cramping his style”. My son is a chronic asthmatic and I have experienced something similar in the past 8 months. They are growing up despite everything.


  8. Thank goodness Alex is doing much better!! Cramping his style is the best diagnosis!!


  9. a good sign for sure.


  10. Glad he is getting his spunk back. That’s a good sign. The rest will come. Praying you both have a good night.

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  11. I’m glad is doing better. Don’t forget to rest… Happy New Year and best wishes for 2019.


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