His x-ray is astounding- the right lung is now fuller than the left, and has a great amount of space to fill, hopefully to give him higher saturations once he is feeling better, and gaining strength. Right now he is quite weak, and heavily medicated. He is on morphine, that his kind nurse is throwing out frequently, Bendedryl- and like a champ he took his lasix, aldactone, and motrin by mouth. Sweet, cooperative thing. So right now I'm hoping he is fast asleep- while we are home about to crash, ourselves. Here are a few pic's.
Monday, June 29, 2009
5th surgery down, -2 to go..
That's right. Our child who was supposed to have had three surgeries has now had five. It went great, Dr. K said that the right side of the diaphragm was "floppy", in an ever-so-graphic manner.. but said that he feels doing the surgery was the right thing and that this should take care of it. Jack looked great when we first saw him (despite the breathing tube) but soon got that pulled and did a super job of breathing through it, and making it successfully through extubation. He IS in alot of pain, because not only was he roughed up from surgery last week, but they went in the same incision and roughed him all up again.