Monday, July 26, 2010

Aftermath....

So the surgery was finished around 2:00. Christopher then went to recovery. We told the anesthesiologists that he had a high tolerance to sedation. I guess they found out for themselves as he woke up immediately after and was raring to go! LOL!




So far he isn't acting terrible. Of course he is grumpy, with good reason. I think we are handling pain OK. He is getting morphine about every 3 hours. I am not sure if he is trying to move his legs and can't or if his sedation/morphine is still messing with him, but he will fall asleep for about 5 mins then wake up in a panic. They are going to give him some more here soon.
We JUST got him up in his little feeding chair. Looks like we are going to have to have the ortho cut down the tops of his casts so that they don't cut into his privates & abdomen. Dr. Personality - the resident, might not be on board for that. We will see what happens.




(Sorry for the quality of this pic - my phone is dying)
They were talking of the possibility of sending him home tomorrow. I don't think that is going to happen. We want to be back on his home feed regimine for 24 hours, and have a good plan for pain management before we go. He had 3 doses of powerful antibiotics before surgery because he has a heart defect, so I do not want to get 150 miles away and have blow outs running down his casts. YUCK!

Thanks to all for all of the good thoughts and prayers today! We will keep you updated.

Hugs!

Steph

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7 Comments:

Blogger ch said...

We're continuing to think of you all and will ESPECIALLY be keeping you in our prayers during those first days back at HOME. Take advantage of that staff and get some REST, Lady...

July 26, 2010 at 10:14 PM  
Blogger Lacey said...

Glad everythings done and he's doing ok! Praying for a quiet night!

July 26, 2010 at 10:23 PM  
Blogger Mrs. C said...

Awww, the poor little munchkin!! I hope they keep him as long as he needs to be stabilized and send him home when he is truly ready!!

July 26, 2010 at 10:32 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Tons of healing prayers heading your sweet guys way.

July 27, 2010 at 1:58 AM  
Blogger Blessed with Boys said...

SO happy he is done!! Praying for lots of rest for both of you!!!

July 27, 2010 at 6:52 AM  
Blogger Anne and Whitney: Up, Down and All Around said...

happy to see the surgery went well and hope you have as much time at the hospital as you truly need before going home! thinking of you!!!

July 27, 2010 at 8:15 AM  
Blogger The VW's said...

Glad to hear it went well! Hope he can remain pain-free! How long will he be in the casts? Love, Hugs and Prayers!!!

July 27, 2010 at 9:08 AM  

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