Jacob is back from the hospital now, after having his Cystic Fibrosis cleanout. It ended up not being quite a full two weeks this time, which was nice.
is growing up. He’s a few days under 12, now. During this hospital
stay, he started to noticeably engage more in the talk with the staff.
In the recent past, he’s been involved in some opportunities to speak
to the nurses, particularly the student nurses, and teach them how to
better deal with children patients. He told them all to talk more
directly to him, as the patient, instead of just talking about him with
the parents, while he’s in the room.
think that, this time around, that this experience has given him a lot
more confidence in dealing with the nurses, the techs, and even with the
example, when the Cystic Fibrosis pulmonologist was in, and they were
talking about just how long to keep him in, he piped up and said that he
wanted to do as much of the full cleanout as necessary, because he
“didn’t want to have to come back in a few months!” The decision was
couple of days later, talking with the same doctors, they said he was
well, and sounding clear in his lungs, and they asked him if he felt he
could go home. He was excited and said that he definitely wanted to.
They were including him in the decision making process.
He’s a sharp kid.