Thursday, August 18, 2011
Chocolate milk and apple juice...a lot of it
So this photo, all NINE cups in it represent all the chocolate milk and apple juice Levi drank LAST NIGHT...crazy. You would think if you drank that much you would have to, as they say, pee like a race horse. Which he did, which is exactly what they wanted him to do. At last count his sodium levels are up to 146, with 145 being the goal the doctor had yesterday, so he is now in the safe and optimal range. His personality is evident that he is in a much better place. He is asking for things and communicating a lot better, using his very cute NO as a response to most things. He slept rather well, considering he had ice packed around him for most of the night. He is still working through a fever, which could be an infection or it could be nothing but the hypothalamus(control center of body regulation in the brain) getting itself back to normal. The tumor was pushing on it and the disruption can easily cause many of the symptoms we are observing.
Kara and I are settling in to a new perspective on our stay here, not focusing on the exit point, but making sure that each day is healthy and productive for ourselves individually, as a couple and a family, making sure we are feeding the mind, body and soul. I guess you can say we are letting go of the things we have no control of and taking control of the things get can. It has really helped us already look at the day in a new light.
Thank you as always for your love, prayers, thoughts and support. Your comments help sustain us. Please keep praying that the fever will subside and that his hormone levels will find the proper balance.