Monday, March 07, 2011

Post-op Day 3

Today was a little better for Joshua. He rested a lot today, mostly I think because yesterday was really difficult and last night was pretty sleepless. But the good news, he's been moved out of the ICU and over to the transitional care unit. I still can't believe that we haven't hit any bumps in the road. Don't get me wrong, it's amazing, just so different for us that I'm nervous something will suddenly go awry. I don't want to jinx it.
We are hoping they'll pull some lines tomorrow and dare I say pull his chest tubes. The darn chest tubes have him in a lot of pain. But my Josh is such a trooper through it all! He's been so cooperative. He's such a good little boy.
Another challenge Josh has faced has been extreme nausea and vomiting. His pain meds were switched tonight on a trial basis and thank heaven he seems to be in much less pain and nausea free! He's eaten 2 gold fish and as many sips of Sprite...and has held it down!! And he actually smiled and got chatty after being given the new medication. This is a new development, so I hope it lasts.
It feels like we are headed in the right direction. :)

11 comments:

The Simmons Family said...

Great update! So glad to hear he's doing so well! Owen is still dealing with the nausea and vomitting 3 weeks later...ugh. I hope he continues to heal quickly!

Katie said...

He is doing so amazing!!! And so is his mama, thanks for posting. It's uplifting to hear of Josh's super recovery so far :) Glad he's doing well, keep it up buddy!

Gina and the Gang said...

Good to hear. Things are progressing well :) Can't wait to see pics of the little patient!

Amy Bennett said...

So great to hear such a positive update! I agree with Katie that it's totally uplifting - even for those of us still a ways away from the Fontan. Praying things continue to go well!

Hetrick family said...

:) Aww...this update is reassuring for sure. A giggle---how wonderful!!! If he is disappointed about the whole Ironman thing, you tell him the Hetrick household is WAY more impressed by "Super Josh"--he puts the rest of those pathetic super heroes to shame!!!! They got NOTHING on him!

Liz said...

I'm glad to hear things are going so well!

Jenny Lincoln said...

So happy to hear each day is getting better than the last! Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers for a continued smooth recovery!!

Hope's Blog said...

I am so happy to hear he is doing so well. Many prayers still coming your way for a homeward bound post.

The Fiscus Family said...

He sure sounds like a trooper through it all, amazing...keep it up, Josh :) Thanks for taking a moment to update! Sending much love & many prayers for his steady recovery!!!

OLIVIA said...

Woo-hoo! We're so happy to hear it.

Cory and Amanda said...

Josh is amazing! And so are you! We are thinking about your family and keeping you in our prayers. I hope everything continues to go well.