Saturday, March 05, 2011

Post op day 1

Well here we are post op, day 1. Joshua had a very restless night, but on the bright side, medically, he's been just fine. He insisted that I lay in bed with him, so that's where I've spent my time. I'm actually holding him right now. Any movement of his body is very painful, so I'm trying hard to be careful with his little healing body. He's been putting off fluid like a champ all on his own, but was just given his first dose of lasix, which will help him put off more fluid. As of now, no major concerns. Things are looking good!

By the way, I know a few of you wondered if he was extubated in the OR...yes, he was. Pretty amazing. Also, his coloring is great! I'll try and post a picture or two later.

8 comments:

kirk and carrie said...

Atta boy, Josh!

I'm sad there's so much pain and restlessness but glad he has a bed big enough for the two of you. He's lucky to have such a good mommy!

I keep thinking about how hard this is on him and how strong it will make him. As if he wasn't a tough little guy to begin with!

Once again Sweet Joshie has hundreds of people thinking about him and praying for him. He really is a special boy!

Andrea said...

I'm glad things are going well! You're on the road to recovery now. Praying the rest of the journey goes as smoothly.

The Simmons Family said...

WOW on the extubation!! What a rockstar! I am so excited that he is doing so well. Morphine and Torodol were Owen's friends for the first couple days. Owen would tell his nurse "more meds peas!" I can't wait to see pictures of a new, pinker, Josh!

Hetrick family said...

:( Post op doesn't sound fun, but it helps to picture the two of you cuddled together.

Keep it up Joshie!!!

Heidi McMillan said...

So glad everything is going well!!! We are thinking and praying for you guys everyday.

Kyle and Alli said...

We have been thinking of you guys today and hoping that things are going ok today. I hope that you have great nurses to help keep Josh comfortable!

Cadle Clan said...

THinking of you guys....

OLIVIA said...

We are thrilled for you all! Thanks for keeping us updated. We love knowing that he's doing so well. You continue to be in our prayers!