While Ingram was in ICU, he pretty much did two things, slept and threw up. When he was sleeping from all the medicine he would hold my finger and squeeze it while I talked to him. When he was awake, we would try to get him to eat ice chips or sip water only to have him throw it up shortly after. We were able to stay with him in ICU the whole time and Craig was able to get some good rest. With Ingram throwing up all the time, he would reach for me or squeeze my hand harder if I started to step away. One time, though, Ingram let Craig hold his hand instead of mine and that was so sweet for Daddy. Of course, he threw up again and asked for Mommy. Madison and Lindsey were able to come up and see Ingram while he was in the ICU and they even helped his nurse check his vitals and we explained with them even more. Seeing their brother and having him tell them “I love you” seemed to do wonders for all five of us.
|ICU after Surgery|