Not much new happened yesterday. They are noticing Nate getting a bit puffy again, a result of not peeing enough, probably because of the change from the IV to oral Lasix. They gave an extra dose during the night and are going to reassess this morning. Praying that he'll start peeing on his own, without the need of extra Lasix.
Saturday is not a usual rounding kind of day, but I did run into both the cardiologist and Dr. Rebeyka in the halls throughout the day. They both speak cautiously of where Nate is at both hemodynamically and otherwise.
I compare it to a road trip with kids. They always want to know, "are we there yet?", and as parents we try to be honest and put it in perspective. I'm personally trying not to be one of those kids asking the Dr's everyday, "are we there yet?", first, because they don't know either, and secondly, I think they may find that kind of annoying!
Another note - remember when Nate's surgery was cancelled the second time, on that Friday, for a child who needed a Berlin (artificial) heart? Well, Nate is now roomies with that cute little one year old. It was neat telling the mom how there was a small army of my friends and family praying for Dr. Rebeyka that morning, not knowing that it wasn't Nate in surgery at that time!
Praying you all have a great day today!