So yesterday was a good day as far as Benjamin is concerned. He went another day with no pain medicine. Today he is super mellow but sweet. I fear that perhaps the meds he's on now are making him kind of out of it. But there's nothing I can do b/c he needs them for his heart. He takes three medicines twice a day and then his iron vitamin once a day. He also has some Rx pain medicine in case he needs it. He will hopefully not have to be on these meds for very long; his heart just needs time to heal and these medicines, while they don't help him heal per se, they help his heart not have to work as hard in the meantime while it heals. The stinky part is that one of the meds has to be refrigerated, so if we go anywhere, we have to keep it cold. However, he gets it 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., so we're almost always home then.
Matthew is out on a run this morning. His marathon is less than a month away (Nov 8), so the training is turned up. He's been training since June and today I think he's attempting to run 20 miles. Yeouch.
Andrew is still at my parents' house. I'm not calling them yet b/c they might still be sleeping. Speaking of sleep, I have never appreciated a queen bed more! I always complain that I need a king. But after the faux double in the hospital, I am like a, well, a queen in that bed. Also, I was a little leery that Benjamin wouldn't sleep well now that we're back at home b/c he's had someone waking him up every few hours for a week all day and night. But he slept straight with no disturbances from 9:30 until 7:30. Sweet boy!
Here are some pics from yesterday:
Look, Ma, no wires!
I had to turn him over three times in under five minutes b/c he kept rolling over onto his stomach!
Thanks for all the prayers and well-wishes!! We have loved having all of you on this journey with us. Please continue to stop by and check on us. It might not be as exciting but we'd love to share our life with you.