Sunday, May 6, 2012

Day 4 - Chest Tubes Out

Jack got his chest tubes out this morning. He still doesn't feel very good, but I'm positive he is more comfortable with those gone. And it makes it SO much easier to load him into a wagon, which is good because he insists on coming with me whenever I leave the room, whether it's to meet the neighbors or go get a drink. I don't blame him for being wary of everyone though. He's been through a lot these past few days. I'm surprised he still likes me considering I'm the one pinning his arms down as they yank what seems like yards of tubing out of his stomach.

I'm hoping he'll take a nap and wake up feeling a little happier. He was so happy last night and finally playing and using some of the bags of entertainment I brought, but today he's pretty depressed and listless. Tyler is coming to visit later today so hopefully that will cheer him up too.

Healthwise - he is really good.His heart is strong and all his meds have been switched to oral which is a good step toward going home.  Bonnie said that might be a possibility tomorrow, but I never believe it until I see it.  He still hasn't pooped and isn't really eating much more than watermelon and milk, so we'll see. One day at a time.


Melissa said...

Cute boy. Glad things are going "well". Get home soon!

Emily said...

Yay Jack! I'm so glad he's doing a little better. We'd love to come visit but I don't know if it'd be too much. Do you think he'd like it or just be overwhelmed? We're still praying for him like crazy.

Erin said...

Yeah for getting out tubes! I hope his visit with brother made him happier. Poor kid. Hope you are hanging in there.