Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Post Op

Last night went about as well I could have hoped for Thomas. He was understandably upset and scared every time he was woken up, which was quite often to be turned, given medicine, take vitals or have a breathing treatment, but would go back to sleep pretty well. Only once did he get really agitated and that was about the time some more pain meds were due so he was able to sleep well after those were given.

The morning started a little rough. Thomas had low hemoglobin so a blood transfusion was ordered. Because of the transfusion they could not give the IV pain meds so he was a little more agitated and upset when he was awake, but would drift in and out of sleep a lot.

By the afternoon the transfusion was done he was able to sit up more and even eat. I think all of that made a huge difference as he started to talk to us some and let us know what he wanted. He is less upset about his cast and more interested in watching movies and eating pancakes.

Tonight we were able to all eat at the hospital. I came home with Olivia so I can go to Muffins with Mom with her in the morning. And believe it or not I locked myself out of the house tonight. Not an easy thing to do and it would be hard to explain how I did it, but I did. The whole reason I came home tonight was to go to school with Olivia in the morning so I was determined to stay the night in my house so that could happen. Thankfully my neighbor and I MacGyvered me into the house. Seems like these things only happen to me!

Tomorrow we hope to spend the day weaning Thomas off the epidural and start getting him sitting up more and even in a wheelchair and possibly out of the room some.

Although we cannot respond to all your calls, texts and email I hope you know how much we appreciate them and knowing you are praying for and thinking of our sweet boy and family. He is doing as well as can be expected at this point, I believe.

I have only taken pictures on my phone and I cannot for the life of me get them all to come up on email so I can save them to my computer and then put them in this post. The only one I can get to work is when the therapy dog stopped by this morning, and it's upside down. I. am. awesome. I will get one of his cast with my camera tomorrow!


Anonymous said...

We are praying for your family. If there is anything you need, please let us know.

-Eric and Jennifer

Jennifer said...

Sending you and Thomas tons of love - the picture (even if it is upside down) makes me tear up. What a brave little guy you have!
Jennifer McE