Saturday, December 4, 2010

Been a long week......worth every minute!

As I last posted surgery was scheduled for December 1st. It didn't happen, nor on the second did it happen. December 3rd Olivia's 6th birthday ended up being the day! We stayed in the hospital on the 3oth with nothing to eat all night waited until 4pm on the 1st when they told us some big emergencies had come up and it wasn't gonna happen. They let him eat and then held his food at midnight to go to surgery on the was awful they wake them so often for vitals in the hospital he would wake up then couldn't go back to sleep because he was so hungry. So when they told us the morning of the second he couldn't be worked in for surgery but was a 90% go for the 3rd we decided to stay in a hotel for the night so we could all rest. Best decision ever!

They took him to surgery about 845 that morning, it took about 2 hours to get his arterial lines in....only an hour and a half for surgery. By 3 we were able to see him and he looked so good... not much swelling at all, and only on chest tube with very minimal bleeding. By 8p.m. that night he was extibated and put on nasal cannula, by midnight he was breathing completely on his own. About 4 this morning he took 2 ounces of tube at all (hopefully never). They told us this morning we would get to move up to the floor this evening or tomorrow morning depending on bed avaliability. This afternoon he well get to try some formula, I pray that goes well so we can stay away from the tube!!!!

Thank you all so much for your prayers!! I could have never expected it would all be going so well so soon.....but that is how God works, unexpectedly in HIS own time!!

1 comment:

  1. Yay Raef!! I am so glad that he is doing so well...what a champ!! Please let me know if you need anything while you are here. I know it must be so hard on you guys being so far from home.