"The LORD is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in him, and I am helped.
My heart leaps for joy
and I will give thanks to him in song."
Tyson is doing GREAT! Last night he was drinking well so they pulled the Ng tube. He was weaned off the oxygen today. The tegaderm tape that was used to hold down the oxygen prongs onto his cheeks left nice red rashy cheeks, and he's also had the tape on his face for two weeks from the ventilator being taped to his cheeks too. Poor boy has inhertied his mother's sensitive skin.
His PIV line came out today as well as the heart pace maker wires that they put in before surgery. He has lots of little dents and scars all over his body from lines, tubes, and wires, and his incision is healing nicely. The last time he had bigger scars from the chest tube stitches than the actual incision itself.
Last night I went to the RMHouse to sleep and apparently Tyson gave the nurse a hard time. He only slept from 12am-1am and was awake pretty much the rest of the night! He would cry whenever she left his room but when she came back he would smile and want to play games. The nurse ended up doing all her paper work and such in Tyson's room so that he would be happy. The tv entertained him for a while too. When I got here at 7am he was still awake and ready to go! He spent most of the morning awake but he did sleep the whole afternoon since they gave him morphine before pulling out the pacemaker wires. I am concerned that he is a little mixed up about his days and nights, but once we get home I am sure he wil figure it out again. The other kids will keep him awake.
I got to nurse him again and when doing a pre and post weight, we figured he drank over six ounces. Yay!
So things are looking really good and my guess is that we should be able to go home by Thursday-ish. That is if things continue to go well.
Thank you all for your prayers and support. Thanks also to Nic and Candice who came up for a visit today. It was a great to spend the afternoon with you!