Friday, December 14, 2012

Lines are out.

Today Gavin has reached all of his goals. He had the ART Line (arterial line sewn into his skin under his left wrist) that was used to get his blood gas tests. Testing the o2 and carbon dioxide levels in his blood was removed. They removed his CVL( central venous line) that was sewn into his neck :( they used to administer meds. His foley has also been removed. All done before 11:00am.

He just got back from his first walk down the hall, less that 24hrs after surgery.  
He should be moved to the cardio floor once there is room. No hurry. 
Next plan is to have his chest tube removed sometime in the couple of days. He is still on a morphine drip and will probably ween down tomorrow. 

Keep cruisen little Munchie! 

Moving forward

Gavin was extubated (taken of vent) at 9:25pm after coming back from surgery at 5:30pm. He has been in and out of conciousness. Imnot sure he is feeling pain or not. He is pretty congested after contracting a cold these last few days. Watching he doesn't develops pnemonia, we are going to have to work all that stuff out.  He is on one liter of o2 but other than morphine he is regulating his blood pressure himself. He does get  lasix but that's to get the excess fluid from surgery off and allows his heart not to work to heart.

Looking at my sweet beautiful boy, I am so great full for the the gift God has given us. Yet again I am completely humbled and broken for the families here who havent been given such wonderful news and results.  

Dear God, please comfort these familes tonight and always. Hold them in your loving arms.  Cover them with overwhelming  peace.  Please easy the pain and suffering of your precious children and rain down a shower of your healing love. Please allow Gavin to continue to progress and recovery. ward off all infections and complications and manage his pain. In your glorious name I pray. Amen.