One important thing I forgot to mention was that Jack is now on a FAT FREE diet. (hence, post title.)
For those of you who know Jack, there is no such thing as fat free. Not only that, but they don't even have a fat free menu here. We have to look at the low-fat menu and see what says "o grams of fat" and order that. That leaves us with about 8 things. Fruits, veggies, broth, a baked potato, corn flakes, cream of wheat, jell-o, and gatorade.
On a lighter note Jack did well last night (despite bed 16's loud, screaming patient) and he looks amazing for someone who just had surgery. The NP came over to tell me that he is an "absolute delight" because of how cute and cooperative he was when she was examining him. She asked if she could listen to him and he said "Maybe go get me a drink first." Then she tried to feel his liver, and he said "Please stop doing that." She doesn't want to let him go- but we are scheduled to leave the PICU and go back up to our room that Josh and I have been guarding like wolves.
He is on lasix 3x, aldactone, tordal (a med between morphine and tylenol) and the medication going into his cath to his chest walls. He is being SO good- and tolerating everything around him so well. I have never been more proud, or impressed.