Sunday, August 10, 2008

Closing his chest Monday

Hardy and I are at home right now doing some laundry and regrouping before we head back up. Although I am a little anxious being so far away, Jack is just doing so well that we felt like it was a good time to get some things taken care of.

The doctors and nurses continue to be pleased with Jack's progress. They are tentatively planning to close his chest sometime tomorrow. Ken said they do the proceedure right there in the PICU and it should only take about 30 minutes or so. Christy also told us last night that she thought Jack's incision was a lot smaller than others she has seen. They have been turning down his oxygen and he hasn't needed many extra fluids so his swelling has gone down a lot. You can really tell around his eyes and he's able to open them a lot easier.

Our friends Rob and Angel came by this morning and joined us for church. Their little boy was up here for a few months earlier this year and they missed the nice 30 minute block :) There is definitely a special spirit in this hospital which was amplified all the more at church. You would think that a building full of sick kids could easily be a very sad place, but instead it is very peaceful, loving, and a place of healing. We are so blessed to live so close.


Mike and Rebecca said...

Sounds like thinks are moving at a good pace. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We love Ken, he takes good care of you! Rebecca IHH

christi said...

I'm so glad that things are going well. You three are amazing. Thanks for the updated, and my prayers are with you-Christi

ann said...

Still praying from far away - you are all in the palm of His hand.

Tylee Blackner said...

We are so glad things are going well. Can I tell you what a small world it is? Your night nurse, Christy, was in my ward growing up. Her last name used to be Swenson (I don't know if she is married or not now). Great family!
You'll have to tell her Brook Macfarlane says "hi"! Little Jack is in great hands, but you already knew that. Hang in there. Love ya!