S: Rilye's stay in the Hospital
BC: The End
FC: Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt Nov'10
1: On Nov. 18th my mom took me to the emergency room because I was having really bad stomach pain. Here I had a CT scan and when the Doc discovered that my appendix had rupture, I had a large abscess in my belly, and a massive infection I was rushed by ambulance to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville. Riding in the ambulance was fun, but really loud. The Paramedics were really nice. My mom and I stayed all night in the ER waiting to hear when I was going to have surgery. | We barely slept all night. I was getting antibiotics through my IV to help with my infection. It was very scary thinking about having to have surgery. I also couldn't eat or drink anything and I was so hungry and thirsty. The next day mom and I just hung out in the room until about 2pm when the nurse came in and said, "It's time for surgery." I had to take off my clothes and put on just a gown. I couldn't believe I was naked underneath. | I Love You | My Lil Man
2: Right before surgery I was extremely anxious. I was given a medication to help relax me (versed) Well, it didn't relax me....It made me dizzy, feel funny and see double of everything. I became even more anxious and scared. My mom couldn't even calm me down. Then I was given some medicine that put me right to sleep and was taken in for surgery. When I woke up from surgery I was in a lot of pain. It took my mom and my nurse along time to calm me down and get my pain under control. I kept telling my mommy that I had to go to the bathroom, but it just felt like it because I came out of surgery with a tube in my butt. The only good thing about having surgery was.... As soon as I came out of surgery the nurses had an Icee waiting for me and I got to drink as many as I wanted. UNLIMITITED ICEE'S | The rest of that day I could only have clear liquids to drink. I was so hungry. But the next day I finally got to eat real food starting with breakfast. I was so happy! See how happy I am.
3: Nov. 20th Donny came to visit. He was very unsure when he came into the room & seen his big brother with tubes, lines, and equipment hooked up to me. He was also scared he was going to hurt me when he sat with me on my bed. It was so nice to see him. Mom explained and showed him everything that was hooked up to me. She even let the nurse get his blood pressure.
4: Mom decided it was a good idea to get me out of my room. I was not happy about it until...... We got to the Gift Store.
5: Donavyn stayed the night with us | Me, Mommy, and Donavyn HANGING OUT
6: Bubba, Get well soon! I hope you have a GOOD TIME love, DOnAVyn
7: Nov. 21st Today I got my tube out of my bum. I was so excited and felt like a whole new kid. Me, mom, Donny, Staci, and Averi all went for a walk in the court yard of the hospital. It felt good to get some fresh air. | My Brother My Best Friend | My Brother My Best Friend
8: Exploring The Hospital
9: An Apple a Day | Keeps the Doctor Away
10: Welcome Home | This is me getting myMedication at home | Donavyn, Staci & Averi suprized me with lots of welcome home signs. | More Medication | I was so happy to go home. When we got home the he whole house was decorated with balloons, streamers, and welcome home signs including in the bathroom. Thanks to Staci, Donavyn, and Averi. It was a great welcoming home.