Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Whew

Evan's pacemaker replacement went very well. There was a lot of going back and forth about whether he would need to have a lead replaced or not. Evan's cardiologists thought that it should be replaced but his surgeon was reluctant to do it. In the end it was not replaced because the surgeon was not %100 sure that he could even find a good placement for a new lead should he decide to replace it since he was so soon post op from his other surgery.

There was talk of us going home tonight but it was decided that he should stay overnight just to be safe. The pediatric floor then fought with everyone else and wanted to insist that he stay in the PICU for recovery. Everyone else thought it was silly and over kill since all Evan had endured was a cut into his skin. He had not even been intubated or anything major like that. Eventually Evan's doctors won out and we are safely on the pediatric floor which is a much quieter and nicer place to sleep.

Evan is having his usual throwing up after anesthesia issues but seems to have kept his pain medication down. I am hopeful that he will be able to have a meal in the morning once he had had a good night's sleep. Every thing is looking quite good for me to be blogging from home by tomorrow afternoon.

7 comments:

The Laundress said...

Hooray for all of you!

Hope you are all home and snuggled up together, doing giggly stuff by tomorrow.

Best wishes!

TL

Anonymous said...

I am so glad that things went well for you, and that Evan is resting happily! Don't you hate getting caught in the middle of the hospital infighting between wards?? BTDT!!

Here's to a quick, uneventful return home!

bella

Meg4Meg said...

Double whew!
Here's hoping you'll be reading this comment after you have curled in your favorite jammies with Evan by your side looking at your Christmas tree.

Hugs!
Meg

chelle said...

So glad all went well and that you will be home soon!

chichimama said...

So glad it went well! Hope he is over the yuckies soon.

Jenifer said...

Poor guy! What a trooper he is! I'm sending speedy recovery vibes!!

Anonymous said...

Late with this, but so glad all went well.

Gina