Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Hello CCU =)

We finally made it to step down today! Its amazing how moving 75 ft down the hall makes such a huge difference! I felt like today was such an accomplishment for our little man =)

Jensen's new room is a private room with a sleeper sofa, so one parent can spend the night with him. Jensen and Jeremy are having a boys' night tonight! We took an infant CPR class today, which was one more thing crossed off the list to go home. We have also been giving Jensen his meds and feeds through his NG tube. Speech came by today to work with him on a bottle feed and he had some trouble swallowing. This is to be expected, of course because he was intubated for so long. Tomorrow, they are going to try again and hopefully he will have made some improvements. His oxygen is still up and down, he is on 100% at 1.5 L with sats in the low 80s. Dr. Nicholson has been checking on him multiple times a day to make sure his oxygen levels are under control. We are fully expecting to go home on oxygen after everything Jensen has been through.

Today was a very busy but wonderful day! Dr. Fuller is out of town right now but still texted me to let me know that she misses Jensen and is so happy he's in the CCU =) We are so lucky to have her as his surgeon. She definitely goes above and beyond any expectations we had about her.

Leaving the CICU!
His big boy bed =)

1 comment:

  1. I'm so happy for you guys. My family and I are still praying for Jensen so everything will come okay. About 6 years ago I had to go translate for a lady at our church when she was going into labor. I was there in her delivery and we later found out that she had the same thing as Jensen has. I took several months of heart surgeries and a lot of doctor visits but she came out to be a very healthy girl. Her name is Abigail and she is now 6 years old.

    So always remember that anything is possible if you believe.