So Superman has been receiving Christmas cards. They only check the mail once a week. But yesterday he received a present from someone and it was a special gift. Thank you so much you know who you are. Superman loves it. I will post more pictures later with his gift when he is more awake. They had to up his seizure medications again and now all he wants to do is sleep. Thanks to everyone who has sent cards also thanks for all the prayers and well wishes. He is continuing to make progress.
They took him off the ventilator yesterday, it was hard to watch him at first because he was choking and gagging a lot. He is doing much better today. Physical therapy came today and had him sitting up on the side of the bed first time in 21 days, he was getting tired from it. So he is resting now. He did have a fever overnight. So far today he hasn’t had fever. His blood pressure was a little low overnight. Baby steps but he his headed in the right direction. The chest Xray shows some improvement on in his lungs, but he still has ways to go. He has been doing a lot of wheezing today. I have been suctioning him a lot today, it is bring a lot of the junk up from his chest. He was happy to see you balls today but he didn’t grab for them yet. I think the chest tube is to painful for him to reach.
The bath part is easy with him, it’s afterwards that is the problem. When his bath is over he just wants to lay in the tub and do nothing. So, I have to struggle to get him out. Then we go in the room to get him dressed and thats when the fun begins. He does not like to cooperate with you at all. By the time I’m done getting him dressed I’m soaking wet with sweat. Not mention he has been home sick all week, with this cold that has been going around. So, I’m one tired mommy this week. I told him he has to go back tomorrow and I don’t think he liked the idea to much. I have to catch up on my school work too. I love you Dylan my Superman!❤
Good afternoon everyone. My name is Jeff King and I have a son who was born with a rare chromosome disorder. I call it 3X15C. There is no real name for it. He is only one of about a hundred known cases worldwide. This is a triplication of Chromosome 15. For anyone who knows chromosome 15 duplications are common in children with autism. My son has a triplication of that chromosome, therefore, he has autism and was actually diagnosed as severely intellectually challenged. At the age of seven-years-old he began to have intractable epilepsy. He is now 12 and although he is on medication and has been fitted with the Vagus nerve stimulator, he continues to have severe seizures. My wife and I have just recently started a blog dedicated to him. It is about his journey and ours as well. We have titled it “The Real Superman.” because we truly believe he is not only super, but our hero! We are looking for parents, family members, friends of people with special needs and also Sped. Ed. Teachers and people who work with our children. It is our hope that the story that I am telling will not only encourage others, but also offer inspiration and hope. Please come check it out and join our blog page and feel free to leave a comment or two. We are also looking for people to join us at Parents of Children with Disabilities. We only have 3 members and would love more. That is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/107339921749944736766