Friday, November 20, 2009
Day After Surgery
We spent last night in a hospitality room while Ben was in PICU, and we were actually able to get some sleep. This morning his vital signs were all improving, but not quite where they wanted everything to be. His blood pressure was still a little low and pulse a little too fast. The swelling was noticeable from the start of the day and by this afternoon he couldn't open his eyes. They took him off the breathing tubes late in the afternoon. We were finally able to hold him and he drank a couple of bottles of Pedialite before (finally) nursing. They had given him Tylenol with Codine and were going to start morphine tonight if needed. Around 10:00 we left to return upstairs to sleep for a bit. They will use the milk I have pumped, then call if I need to go downstairs. If everything continues to improve, Ben will be moved to a room on the pediatric floor tomorrow.