Saturday, March 12, 2011

Post-op Day 8

Despite the fact that we got absolutely no sleep last night, Joshua had a pretty decent day.  We basically had to force him to the playroom this afternoon, but I'm really glad we did because he had two hours of fun!
He was then visited by a friend, and later a few family members.  Let me just say, Joshua has been so spoiled! Every time he's visited he's given more gifts! We seriously have a mountain of gifts. And he's also received 2 packages in the mail full of toys. The nurses think it's funny that he's got SO many toys & they just keep coming!
Between the playroom & the visitors, Joshua stayed distracted & in some-what good spirits.
He was taken off the heparin IV today, so we no longer have to lug that big pump around!  He's on .5 liter of O2, which he'll hopefully be weened of on Monday. And other than that they are working on switching meds from IV to oral so that we can get out of this place!!
Joshua is getting stronger each day. He's still a little wobbly on his feet, but he's getting around better each day. His legs are so incredibly skinny. They were never chubby, but the muscles aren't what they used to be.
No word of when we'll be home free, but hopefully by Monday we'll have a pretty good idea of when we can make a break for it. If everything continues to go smoothly, we should be home by next weekend. Yay!

(The top picture is of him playing a little basketball in the playroom & the second picture is of the giant marble maze he & Jon constructed. Joshua was so impressed by it.:)

13 comments:

Amy Bennett said...

YAY!!! LOVE this update! So excited you're already talking about ditching the 02, and dare we even mention the 'D' word??? Praise God! Josh is such a trooper! Praying things keep going so well!

Herlehy Family said...

He looks ADORABLE...I am so happy to hear he had a good day!

Katie said...

Yay for good days!!! :)

Whit and Steve said...

SOOO glad he had a good day!! Keeping my fingers crossed for more good days and that you'll be home very soon!

The Fiscus Family said...

Love this update & photos!!! SO happy & relieved for Josh...what a week. That little boy deserves all the gifts that hospital room could hold, especially if they can cheer him up & distract him like the squirt gun did ;) You are ALL such troopers! Prayers for continued good days, getting home soon, & some sleep too! Thinking of you guys :)

The Simmons Family said...

That post made me SMILE. What a big boy! I love that he was up and playing and to know he'll be going home soon.. is Amazing!! I hope you ditch the O2 very soon (gosh I can't wait for that day). GOOD JOB JOSH!!

Kyle and Alli said...

Great news! I am so glad he has awesome friends and family spoiling him and helping to make this stay a little easier.

Tara said...

SO glad to read Josh is doing so well! Prayers continue for a speedy recovery and for yall to get to go home ASAP!

Hetrick family said...

This post made my day!!! Congratulations Joshie!! Keep it up!!!
As for you and Jon...I SURE HOPE some sleep FINALLY comes your way again.
And...happy to hear Josh is scoring some good loot out of this deal :) I am sure, in his 3 year old mind, it helps!!

Heidi McMillan said...

Yeah for a good day and hoping you guys get a good nights sleep tonight!

Jenny Lincoln said...

Great news!! Hope for nothing but better and better days to come!! :)

Cadle Clan said...

Glad you guys had a good day! He looks so cute and we can't wait to have you guys get out of there too! :)

Lisa Johnson said...

I've been so thrilled to read all of the wonderful updates on your brave Josh! He is doing awesome. Go Joshua Go!