Tuesday, March 16, 2010

24 Hours Post-op

Nate just had a really good workout getting several lines/tubes removed. He's good and tired now and just fell asleep so I thought I'd do a quick post.

So, the fact that lines are coming out are a good sign that our stay in ICU is coming to an end. They want to do an echo this afternoon to see how that ventricle is responding, and make sure it is doing it's job. They'll continue to do echos every couple of days to watch it to see how it adjusts to the new pressure.

Everyone here just loves Nate - they all think he's so cute and they love his hair. Very kind of them, since he does not show much love back! He's actually developed a very hilarious scowl with furrowed eyebrows that he gives to pretty much anyone he doesn't know!

We still trying to get going on the eating thing. He's drinking juice, hasn't thrown up since the 3 times in the middle of the night, which left me wearing a hospital gown!

We're planning on moving up to the cardiac ward later today. The chest tube is still in and surgery does not want to remove it just yet, the drainage is down to minimal now.

We're just so thankful we haven't run into any complications at this point....what a huge answer to all of our prayers!

I hope to get some pictures up soon, when I have some extra time. Thanks for checking in!


Heather said...

Praise God! It's so good to hear that he's progressing!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update Carole. We are constantly checking in...kids reminding me hourly :). We are still praying for God to cover and protect little Nate. Also giving thanks for the awsome progress he is making!!!

Eva said...

I'm so glad for you that it is finally over and done with. And so glad that Nate is doing well.

Wes and Dinah said...

Glad to hear things are going well. Will keep praying for his healing.

Dinah & Wes

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you are all doing well. We'll remember to keep praying for you. Hope you can get some rest! Thanks for keeping us all updated!

Anonymous said...

Praying for you guys. God is an awesome God and He has a purpose and will keep you strong throughout. God is faithful! Just remember their are MANY people praying for you, including sweet lil'Nate that everyone's heart goes out to!