Saturday, December 8, 2012

Friday update...a bit late

Hudson had the best day post surgery.  They weaned his vent settings to hopefully extubate him today (take him off vent) and put him on vapotherm (which is what he was on pre surgery).  He is still being fed through an iv so he gets nutrition.  Surgery is pleased with his incision.  They are hearing some bowel sounds but not like they'd like.  But morphine also slows down your that could be a big reason.  He only had 2 doses of pain medicine during the day yesterday.  He had one dose over night.  Which is good, he's not requiring as much medicine.

Pre surgery he was 6lbs 2oz and yesterday he weighed 7lbs 2oz.  A pound in 3 days...he's still so puffy from surgery that he kinda looks like a chipmunk storing food for winter.  I keep telling him we'll give him more food.

Other than that, no big Santa excitement...just Hudson excitement.  Yesterday he was much more active moving his arms and legs around.  Every now and then he'd put his left leg in the air for really no reason that we could find.  He'd put it up for a few seconds and then down again almost like he was stretching.

"I'm worn out!" - Hudson

"I am ready Mom, tell the doctors!  No more tube down my throat!!!" - Hudson

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