Friday, August 8, 2008

Post - Op

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.

10 comments:

Gourley Family said...

I will be up to see my niece on Monday, and would love to meet you guys! Glad to hear things are going well, and pray that things continue to!
Heart hugs and prayers,
Emily

Heather said...

We are so proud of Jack and his amazing parents. You are all so strong and wonderful parents already.

Gwen said...

We are so happy the surgery and his recovery are going so well. Paige thinks he is so cute. Yay a new cousin! It's been a while on the Hardy side!

The Whitaker Family said...

I couldn't check in earlier today and I've been so anxious to hear about things all day! I've kept all 3 of you and the doctors in my prayers and thoughts all day long... I'm so happy you got to hold him so much and so relieved that he's doing so well. Lots of love to you!!!! I'll keep the prayers up for little Jack (and you guys), especially for the next few days...

Daisie said...

What a guy little Jack is! We are so so so so so thrilled to hear this amazing news!!! You guys are awesome with the updates! Hope you got some good sleep!! Can't wait to hear more!! Love ya!

Melissa said...

Glad to hear he's doing well. Get some sleep!! Good Job Jack!
Melissa

kami said...

We are so glad the surgery went so well and he is so strong,he truley has amazing parents. Aunt Kay send her love and prayers from St George, and so does the Diane Rowe family, they told me to tell you that you are wonderful parents

Lisa Marie Trent said...

AIMEE! All of that is the BEST news you could hear! That is REALLY as could as any little boy could do after surgery. You guys have to be so proud.

Again- I hope our vsit wasn't too chaotic, and I am glad we got to meet you. We'd love to visit again and eventually meet Jack, so let us know!

carolyn q said...

Just checking in to see how the day is going. Glad to read that he did well post op and PRAY for it to continue.
Heart Hugs,
Carolyn

Leslie said...

I'm Gwen's aunt Leslie in Seattle and I just found your story thru the link on Gwen's blog. I love reading about your miracle baby and will be praying for his continued success. We had our own little guy who had surgery in is first week of life and Sam has been a beautiful blessing for almost five years. The amazing things that can be done with diagnosis and medical procedures are true miracles. Thank God for the training and care of the people caring for Jack.