Friday, December 21, 2012

Richie can eat!

Yay!!!  They finally put Richie on a clear liquid diet!  That means he can have popsicles, jello, pop, juice, water, candy...and a few other options.  He's very happy!!! 

We're both pretty exhausted.  It was a long night last night.  Richie's pain medication pump was broken, it was giving him too large of a dose and beeping constantly.  Nurses were in and out frequently.  Besides that Richie had to use the bathroom a few times.  We're looking so forward to being home with no more annoying beeps and squealy sirens.  On top of that, the thermostat in our room is broken, so it's been freezing in here at night.  The PCT thought Richie had a fever at one point because he had the blankets piled on so high.

We still don't know if we'll get out of here by Christmas.  The way the Urologists talked this morning it sounded like we're still going to be here for awhile.  Pray that this won't be the case!

Richie's Breakfast!


  1. That must feel like a gourmet meal after so many days without anything tasty in his mouth. I know you are anxious to get home, but in spite of the interruptions and annoyances of the hospital staff, they do have his best interest in mind and just want you to remain until significant healing is on the way. I hope and pray that is before Tuesday. Thinking of you today.

  2. We're praying hard that you'll be home for Christmas! I'm so glad Richie can eat some things now!

    Have a great day with all of your visitors!

    Lots of love,

  3. Hallelujah! We are so happy with you to hear this news! It is just fantastic . . . for his enjoyment, nourishment and one big step closer to getting home! I am sure that brightens everyone's countenance considerably! It won't be long now!!
    We love you you two,

  4. So glad that Richie is improving!!! May God continue to bless you both!!!
    You're in our thoughts and prayers!!!

    Love ~ Hannah :-)

  5. Eating is a good thing! We will be praying that your stay at the hospital will be shorter rather than longer . . . most importantly that Richie only comes home when it won't cause a complication to his recovery . . . Holding you in prayer . . . Tom and Pat