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. :)