Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Just thought I'd do a post to answer some questions...

Does 'dancing' mean that he's being overstimulated? Or is this a good thing?
Yes, it means he's overstimulated. Usually he tries to wiggle down the bed or move from side to side to show us that he is agitated. It's good because it shows that he has proper neurological function because he's showing that he does get agitated when he has too much stimulation or when he doesn't like something the nurses have to do. But yet it is not good because then he tends to fight the ventilator.

What do they do when they bag Benjamin?
They take him off the ventilator and force the air in his lungs manually with a balloon type contraption.

And the fluids are they in his lungs?
Yes, there is fluid in his lungs but in the last post when I was talking about getting rid of fluid I meant urinating. They want him to have a neutral balance of fluids in & out but are ok with him having +/- 200.


Anonymous said...

Dear Greta & Gary,

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GRETA! Hope you have a good day even though you aren't home with the rest of your family. I continue to pray for you both and especially Benjamin. Praise God for baby steps forward! Hope to see you tonight! Give Benjamin an extra big hug from me. Lots of love, Mom

Anonymous said...


Have a great day with your boys and the rest of your family.
Hope your day is extra special.

Lots of Love
Larry, Kath,& kids

Anonymous said...

Thanks for answering the questions about Benjamin .We hope and pray that he may be soon home again. We want to wish you a Happy Birthday and many more to come .May the Lords favour be upon you and your family in the coming year. And as you celebrate your Birthday in hospital that it may be a special one.We love you all and big Hugs to all of you !!! Dad and Eleanore.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Greta! Make sure you don't have any more bad dreams about Debbie consfiscating Kyle and Devon. We will return them! Bert.

Tim and Alice said...

HaPpY BiRtHdAy to yooooooouuuuuuuu!
hApPy bIrThDaY to yooooouuuuuuu!!!
HaPpY BiRtHdAy to GRETA!
haaaappppy BIRTHDAY to you!!!

...just when you thought you wouldn't get sung to today :D
hmm...I think maybe Tim and I may have to sing you our FABULOUS rendition of Happy Birthday in Earls tonight....I KNOW you're looking forward to it now!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Greta,

I see it is your birthday. I wish you a blessed and happy day and God's blessing in the year that lies ahead.
Praying for you all and little Benjamin, that he may soon be well and that God will give you the peace you need to leave it all in His loving hands.
"The Name of the Lord is a Strong Tower: the righteous runs into it, and is safe." Proverbs 18:10
With Christian love,
Mary Overduin