Saturday, August 23, 2008


Another quick update.

He's still pretty dopey and on the vent.

They tell us that some babies wake up in 12 hours, some wake up in 3 days. He is waking up and looking around a bit. He does do some breathing on his own when he's awake, but mostly he's "riding" the vent. (Letting it do it for him.)

He got quite a bit of sedation, so they're not terribly surprised.

He had some trouble with his blood sugar and blood pressure last night. They gave him fluids and that has helped his blood pressure. His blood sugar is coming down but very slowly. They say that's a normal response to body stress.

It's extremely difficult to see him back down where we started. He's in a diaper, on a vent, in the ICU. It's a bad flashback, really.

The doctor was just by and told me he was doing fine and not to worry. I managed not to laugh at him.

His incisions look really good and all his labs were good, so it's okay.

I spoke with another NICU mom and she said her daughter had surgery when she was 2 days old and it was 2 or 3 days before she was off the vent. That made me feel better.
So, keep praying. The sooner he's better, the sooner we can go back to the room we were in before. It's much quieter & nicer. A better healing environment, in my opinion.
Here's Robbie today: