Friday, March 11, 2011

Post-op Day 7

Joshua was visited by the Giant's World Series trophy this afternoon! It was quite a sight! The unit was jam packed with on lookers & even trophy security. It was a pretty big deal, even though Josh wasn't too amused. I think deep down he was excited, but he'd never show it.:)
You may or not be able to see, they opted not to place any chest tubes today. Hooray! I'm so glad I didn't let them yesterday....as Dr. Azakie said, "Mommy knows best!" (I wish.)
He's having a pretty decent day today. He just walked down the unit to the bathroom & went #2 on the potty. Such progress today. And the appetite is fully back.
His brother & sisters are coming for a visit in a bit to top off the day.  Not a bad day in the hospital. :)

(He won't have any parts of the hospital gown. He had been in nothing but a diaper, but now he wants to be dressed in street clothes. His stubborn side is back...& I like it!)


10 comments:

The Simmons Family said...

Allison..I am so happy for Josh! What a great day he had! I hope that stubborn side of josh will get you home pronto!

kirk and carrie said...

Only the World Series trophy visits kids in hospitals. So funny.

Josh is looking more like his old self with that too cool to smile or wear a gown look in his eyes. Glad the days seem to be getting better!

Heidi McMillan said...

So happy that no chest tubes were placed and he is doing better each day!! Prayers are answered!

Jen said...

Hello, I just wanted to introduce myself. I came to your blog from Tara's (Liam's) blog. My son, Andrew just had his third open heart surgery yesterday. Joshua is adorable and I've enjoyed looking through your blog. I pray he is continuing on the up and up! I wish we were already up to day 7...I feel like we have a long road ahead! We will add Joshua to our prayers for a full recovery!

Jen, Craig & Andrew
http://www.thehuegelfamily.blogspot.com

Herlehy Family said...

Great news about the chest tube! That is super cool that Josh saw the championship trophy...my boys are going to love seeing this post!

Hetrick family said...

How exciting, and I mean the NO chest tubes and the return of his stubborn side!!! Although, it is pretty cool about the trophy too!

I am so glad that it seems like happier days are here again. What a week!! We can't wait to see Joshie home with his girls and Sammy soon!! Keep it up!!!!

Tara said...

So great to see him up and in his normal clothes! so cute! I'm so happy they did not have to replace the chest tubes...I can't even imagine how they'd do that! Yay for Josh...he's doing great!

Jenny Lincoln said...

Fantastic news!!! I'm so happy that Josh had a better day today!!! Dare I say... You might be hearing the "D" word soon?!? :). Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers !!

Katie said...

Hoping his drainage is over and no chest tubes have to be put back in! I love hearing about his stubborn side...that's such a great thing and I'm sure though it's hard at times, makes you feel so good inside :) Keep up the good work!!

Jen said...

That's great about the chest tubes, and the fact that Josh seems to be feeling a bit better! I hope you guys are out of there soon.