I only have a few minutes before I am bombarded with doctors. Gideon returned to his sweet self and tried to sneak a "late night" of being up (full of giggles and stories). At around 1 a.m., he woke up suddenly screaming "OW! OW! OWIE!" at the top of his lungs and grabbing his head. I was more helpless than the last time he was in pain. He was hitting his head and screaming inconsolably. He was given morphine, but it didn't seem to be working. I was rubbing his head (he kept pushing my hands where it hurt) and applying wet cloths, but nothing was working. I called Craig Thornton to go to our house and have Tom come in (thank you, Craig). I was so afraid. That is an understatement.
My eyes looked up and I saw Pastor Mark's phone number on the whiteboard. Even though it was past 2 in the morning, I frantically called. I asked him to pray that Gideon's pain would subside. There is nothing more helpless than not being able to take away your baby's pain. I couldn't hear Pastor Mark, but he was praying. I hung up, and I promise on all that I love and hold dear, Gideon instantly fell asleep. Power of prayer in a moment when I had no control. Thank you, God.
Later, when he was checked, this is what we found out: The headache (not sure what caused the headache) triggered a very irregular heartbeat. His heart rate is also very slow. We have had blood work and an EKG, and are waiting for more answers. We were supposed to get in for pre-op to get his port in this morning. I don't feel like that is the best idea, but I'm not a doctor.
Right now: PLEASE PRAY THAT GIDEON'S HEARTBEAT AND RATE RETURN TO NORMAL!! This monitor that is hooked up to my baby is a helpful device, but more frightening than any monster I could ever dream up. We need you right now. Please spread the word.