We just got back from saying good night to Jack. He is doing so darn good! The doctors and nurses all keep saying how pleased they are with how well he's doing and I love to hear it every time. They have him heavily sedated and paralyzed so his body can focus strictly on healing right now, but that will only last for a few days. His heart rate keeps coming down and is now in the 130's which is really good. They also turned down his oxygen because he just didn't need as much. He's got a good strong pulse and color in his feet, and he's peeing a lot. These are the things they keep telling us are signs of how strong he is.
Here are a few pictures of him that we took tonight. The bandage is covering his open chest, and he's got quite a few IVs, but most of the tubes and wires you can see are for drainage and to track how he's doing. The more they explained what everything did the less scary it
They have sleep rooms for the parents of the most critical patients in the PICU, and I believe we would qualify tonight, but thankfully instead we are trusting his good care to the doctors and nurses and are back at our hotel room just 2 minutes from the hospital. I just have to say an extra special thank you to our friends who got us the room. Without a doubt it is the best gift we have ever recieved so we can be close to Jack but can also get a decent nights sleep. We are exhausted.