Saturday, January 26, 2008

Day Six in the hospital

We have had a good day today... I would say that Benson is about the same as he was yesterday and he was better yesterday, so that is good news. They have decreased his oxygen to 1/4 a liter and are hoping to have him off of it tomorrow while he is awake and on it only when he sleeps. The next step will be to be off of it completely to see how that goes. He still has some wheezing and a little "crackle" when they listen with the stethoscope, so we're still doing the breathing treatments every three hours.

Hannah was discharged from the hospital today at 3:30. They sent her home with breathing treatments that she will continue to have for 6-7 days. She never had to have an IV or antibiotics or oxygen or any of that yucky stuff, so for that we are grateful! She does still feel very crummy though. He throat is still very red and scratchy and when she sneezes and coughs it upsets her greatly, also making it tough for her to sleep. So, please continue to pray for healing for her.

On the other hand, I think Benson is the happiest sick baby that there ever has been. All of the nurses walk in and say, "He sure doesn't look sick!" And then he lets out one of his hacking coughs and they say, "well, maybe he still is..." You definitely can't tell he's as sick of a baby as he is just by looking at him, that's for sure!

We appreciate all of your prayers so much. It is such a blessing to be part of the body of believers during times like these!


  1. Hi Jessica and Benjamin,
    I checked your blog and was hoping to see that you were back home. Sorry to see you are still at Baptist. The pictures of the adults in Benson's crib are so funny! I can see some very proud grandparents in your blog, too. We will continue to lift your family, along with Hannah and her parents, up in our prayers. It is a privilege to be a stay-at-home mother, and this experience is an example. Benson is so cute and adorable, I cannot imagine him being even more happy when he is not sick. May God give you the much needed rest you need while staying with him and we pray he will get to come home soon.
    Rachel and Paul

  2. Jessica and Benjamin,
    I wanted to stop by and let you know that our family is praying for you all. I, too, was sorry to hear that you were still at Baptist. We will continue to pray that Benson will get better very soon and be able to go home like Hannah! May God continue to uphold you and be gracious to you as you wait for Benson's health to improve.
    Donna Boggs (LPC)

    We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.
    In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name.
    May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD, even as we put our hope in you.
    Psalm 33.20-22

  3. Bejamin & Jessica,
    Maria Hall called me today (Sunday) and gave me the update on Benson. I will have the church pray tonight at the evening prayer time that this medication clears up the mucus in Benson's lung can reinflate. Let us know if that doesn't work and they plan to do the proceedure.

    Keeping you in our prayer,
    Daryl (for the Madi Family and your spiritual family at LPC)