Thursday, September 3, 2009

Darn it, still no camera!

Well, still no pictures. Daddy forgot. I have to forgive him though, he's handling all the kids alone this week. School, doctors appointments, everything.. gotta love that man.

Things are stable. He's had a few episodes of desatting into the 70's, no more funky heart rhythms this afternoon, but he still has to keep them on their toes. That's my kiddo.

He's been able to space out his morphine to about every 3 to 4 hours so he can be awake more often. Daddy brought Ryan, Kalei and Alissa to visit for a bit after school and he loved it.
He smiled for the first time in two days.

Thank goodness his IV is still holding and after he was cathed last night he started peeing on his own.

Wound care came today and brought us some special dressings for the old site. One that is made with silver (as an antimicrobial) and Mepilex to cover over that. We're going to try that overnight and see how it looks in the morning. I haven't seen the incision site yet on his belly. The dressing completely covers it so i'm hoping the doc will be changing it soon as it's pretty bloody and i'll get a chance to look at that. With his history of infections with incision site's I don't think they want to expose it too soon.

The plan is also to begin feeding him tomorrow as well. We'll start VERY slow feedings and see how he tolerates them. That will begin to give us a better idea of how long we'll be staying.

Thanks for checking in on us, I will update as soon as we know more.


  1. In response to your comment on my blog: there is a list of references for the use of medihoney on the German website
    - maybe this is of interest to your doctors.

  2. Oh good to hear that he is doing well. I didn't get to blog all day...but have been thinking of you guys and praying for a smooth journey. Sounds like everthing is going well today and that you have a great doc. Praying for a good recovery and hoping that all stays calm.