Sunday, September 21, 2008

April 6, 2008 - sternal closure

Today Seth went back into surgery to get his chest closed! Yay!!.. It hasn't been a day without it's ups & downs (of course). They were unsuccessful getting a 2nd PICC line into him last night (so today he looks like a pincushion, poor baby!) and so in surgery they had to leave in one of the chest lines (for meds, etc). They are weaning him off a few of his meds (with some expected reaction but that's being worked through). He's also being taken off the paralytic, and I believe they'll slowly start reducing his sedative.. The next big step is to get him off the ventilator and breathing on his own and they're going to start giving him breastmilk through his ng tube (that's been an answered prayer, the pumping is going marvelously!).

All in all, he's doing just what the doctors expect..(maybe at a teeny bit slower pace..).

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