Journey to China

This blog documents the Spitlers' progress towards the adoption of Xia Ping He (Noah Spitler) from the PR China. It also documents Noah's medical process in pursuit of a total repair to his CHD (congenital heart defect).

Sunday, July 31, 2011

A Little Better

Well, today was long but had a peaceful ending. I just left the hospital and Noah was sleeping well. He is still dealing with some pain which we are trying to stay on top of before it gets too bad. The problem is that he really doesn't complain until it is bad. I was a little frustrated today because they were supposed to move him at one o'clock this afternoon and it ended up being 6:20. He finally wanted something to eat in the afternoon and despite requesting some food he ended up with none. I don't know what was going on but it was a mess. The poor kid just wanted some chicken soup. I had decided to have my friend Holli pick me up and take me to the store so I could pick up some things that Noah had requested and by the time I returned they were able to scrape up a few things he wanted to eat. One of the nurses walked in a few minutes later with a bag of Cheetos in her hand. She said, "This is what Noah wanted". I am sitting there thinking, "Wow, Mom goes away for an hour or two and comes back to Noah running the hospital staff". I think he is a big hit around here and now he is taking advantage of it. I will have to have him beg for food more often, especially when I am hungry. I have to tell you guys one of his funny stories. Last week when he was still under the influence of medication he said, "I want some pop corn". I said, "You want pop corn"? He said, "Yes". I then said, "I can go to the store later and get you some". He said, "No Mommy, from the movie theater". I then said, "I am not going to a movie. I don't have time to go". He then replied, "Yes, you must go to the movie theater and get me some popcorn tomorrow". Again, I said, "I can get you some from the store". He ended with,"I want popcorn.........". He said this as he drifted off into la la land. He was totally out of it and had almost no idea what he was saying. He has also made some interesting food requests while under the influence of his meds. It makes me wonder what he is dreaming about. Well, I guess I will go now. I am exhausted and in need of some sleep. Until tomorrow. Oh, it is tomorrow :)

2 Comments:

Anonymous Mrs.Ruth said...

It does sound like Noah is turning on that sweet irrestible charm he to get what he wants. I am sure it would be hard to say no to him at this point giving everything he has been through.I know that he will continue to have great progress and hopefully be able to come home soon.Tell Noah to rest and be the sweet odedient little boy that he is.

July 31, 2011 at 12:00 PM  
Anonymous Willis said...

You guys are truly AMAZING!! I'm so glad to hear things are getting better. Tell Noah I just found a 2 1/2 inch shark tooth; when you guys get home, we'll take the boat to shark tooth island and get some shark teeth. We'll make sure to have popcorn and bacon on board... P.S. Bacon is definitely one of my top 3 favorite foods. :) wuw

August 1, 2011 at 4:06 PM  

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