Thursday, September 25, 2008

What it takes

Ive said for the past 2 plus years how I dislike apts at Childrens. Hear is a run down of my morning, now Skys apt isnt until tomorrow at 2:00, but this is what I have to do to get ready the day before.

Charge all batteries, 3 in total, check each one, check the inverters, charge the suction machine, make sure its working correctly, change out all tubing and filters on the v-pap, set up an oxygen tank, check to make sure its filled and working, check the amio bag, change filters and attachments, check it to make sure its working correctly, pack a bag with just suction materials( catheters, saline, noses, gloves), pack Skys bag with diaper, wipes, milk and cup, pack toys and what else I think Sky would like. pack extra pulse ox probes and coban, check SP02 machine, make sure its charged and working correctly.

Now this is all the day before, tomorrow I will have to double check everything, and load it in the van. once everything is in the van I have to check it all again before getting Sky in his seat and setting him up for our hour and half drive.

Now i wont use everything Im bringing, but Ive found its best safe then sorry, and if you go any where you need to be prepared!

Skylar has a 15 min apt with his ENT, they will check his stoma and change his trach. they will also evaluate if he needs a bigger sized trach or not. if there is anything that causes a concern we will make another apt and take him back in within a few weeks, if all goes well (which it will) we wont have to bring him back for another year!!!

2 comments:

hjoy said...

Wow Sheila you do have your hands full when you go to an appt. I am impressed, you are quite the mommy.
Hugs Heidi & Junior

Joyce and Ernie said...

Everything will go fine with Skylar's appointment - you are prepared for anything - that little guy is in the best hands!