Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Out of the PICU

Jack is doing so great that they kicked us out of the PICU this afternoon. We're now in room 3087 if anyone wants to come visit.

He got the last drainage tube, his ART line and pacer wires out earlier today, and Jess, everyone's favorite tech, gave him a bath. His nurse even mixed his nasty lortab with some rootbeer flavoring, so he's now fast asleep and feeling good. He hasn't been feeding very well for the past 12 hours, but we're working on it. I think his throat just hurts a little from the ventilator. He's also still trying to cough up some crud (also from the ventilator) but it hurts his poor little chest to cough and he's cries the most heart breaking little pained cry. Other than that he's been a rock star.

We still haven't seen any smiles yet and he's pretty sore, but he looks better every hour.

1 comment:

Deanna said...

I'm so happy for you and little Jack. I hope that he continues to heal and get back to his old happy self. Jack and you and Hardy continues to be in our prayers.