"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
--Jeremiah 29:11

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Check. . .Check. . .Check. . .

Everything that was planned for today is now finished other than the chest tube removal and move (planned for 11am). He's been graduated to a big boy bed out of the crib and is fighting sleep with everything in his power. He's a little mad at us b/c he keeps asking to eat and we can't let him until after his chest tube removal, but other than that he's in pretty good spirits. He required no PRN's of pain meds overnight, not even tylenol! He's getting his increased dose of benadryl now so hopefully the itching will subside. If he stays on this pace, he'll get off the morphine completely by tomorrow and then just be on tylenol. After that, the only thing keeping him here will be the drainage from the chest tubes. It could be a few days or a week, every kid is different. I told the nurses it will be so weird having to actually have instructions on how to care for his incisions at home since last time we were here, his scars were completely healed long before we saw St. Louis again. Dr. Bove came in and seemed impressed with our progress. He said he'll stop by tomorrow so we can get a pic of him and ConBon.

1 comment:

Lisa P said...

So glad to hear about the awesome progress!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the chest tube removal is going smoothly (I think it is happening now or may have already happened) and that Connie will be able to have something to eat soon. Don't worry about incision care - its not difficult and they'll send you home with everything you need! Can't wait to hear you are on the floor because that will be one step closer to HOME!

Take care -