Saturday, May 9, 2009

"It's WORKING!!"

Jack finally pooped. Thank heavens. It was a horrible and glorious moment simultaneously.

This morning they pulled his chest tube. It went well. He definitely felt alot better. AND, once he pooped and threw up at the same time... he felt REALLY GOOD, and was just ecstatic. He celebrated by yelling "It's working!!!"

The plan is to get him on a specific medicine regimine and make sure that the diuretic's are working properly. He won't be sent home on potassium (YES!) because the Enalapril, which is a BP medicine, helps with potassium. So we are going to wait today out andmake sure everything is good.

He is feeling MUCH MUCH better than yesterday, his color is back, he ate some "pirate cheetos" and has been drinking his Gatorade. So his is much more himself...

We'll let you know if there are anymore updates. (if anyone is still even following this story..)

6 comments:

Jergs Family said...

Oh happy day! It's amazing what can make your day a good one - and sometimes it's poop!!! Happy Mother's Day to Lisa -she deserves Mother of the YEAR! Way to go Jack...your new car is soooo cool! Love, your cousin Monica

Suzi said...

Just sno you know, I follow this story faithfully...Hooray for Jack! And hooray for life....And Hooray for Jack's Dad and Hooray for Jack's Mom! We ;hope you come home soon....

Mindi said...

Of course we're still following Jack's story! We're so glad to hear things are going better. Bless his tiny heart that he knows the significance of a good bowel movement at his age--it makes me want to smile and cry all at once. Continued prayers for all of you.

xoxo,
Mindi and McKay

Kyle and Alli said...

I love it. It is working! Hopefully it will work a little longer this time so you guys can go home and stay there!

Aimee Hardy said...

Oh, we're following. We don't always comment, but we are definitely following and praying often for Jack's recovery. We can't wait until you hardly have any news to share.

Kathy Christensen said...

You must be so relieved. What a happy mother's day present for you! Love you all!