Saturday, January 24, 2009


We are doing better. Friday after I wrote my update I talked to the Pacemaker Cardiologist about my concerns about Evan's pain. She came up with a great plan that involved a combo of Oxy, Tylenol and a litocane patch to numb the area around the incision in his side. He was also allowed some morphine as needed. This seemed to help a lot and the day was relatively pain free.

We got him out of bed to help speed the healing process along. He did need some morphine after our expeditions but otherwise was quite comfortable. He was also allowed to start eating again, which I am sure helped his mood some. We were supposed to be transferred to the floor but they were short on beds. Last night was filled with a whole lot more sleep than the night before it.

We got to transfer this morning and are happily situated in our room. All the rooms here are single, so we do not have to share or worry about loud roommates. He also got his chest tube removed and they stopped giving him oxygen. The chest tube removal was icky but he looked a million times better after. He is a lot more willing to move around and get out and about. I am working on the nurse in hopes that they will remove one of his two IVs ( he has one in each hand).

Got to go but will write more later.


Heather said...

That all sound so hard to watch your baby go through. I'm glad he's doing well though.

Aunt Kathy said...

He is such a brave little boy. I am glad the pain issue was resolved, I was praying for him. Now for thoce IV's... ((hugs)) to you both.

Kate said...

It must be so hard to see him going through all of this. You are really strong! And so is your son.

chichimama said...

Glad they have found a combo that seems to be working on the pain, keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Very glad to hear about the pain relief. What a little trooper Evan is. Personally, never had 2 IV's, and don't even want to think about it.

chelle said...

So happy to read about improvements and healing!