Still dopey, still on the vent.
He has taken some breaths on his own, but mostly he's doing what they call "riding the vent." Just letting it do it for him.
They haven't given him any more fentanyl since last night. He has woke up a few times and wiggled around a little bit. He opens his eyes and looks around fairly often.
They tell me that some babies wake up in 12 hours, some babies wake up in 3 days. He got a lot of sedation, so they're not surprised that he's pretty dopey.
I'm worried, but everyone keeps reassuring me.
He had some blood sugar and blood pressure issues last night. They gave him fluids and his blood pressure is back to normal. And his blood sugar is coming down still, though it's at the high end of what they'd consider normal for post-surgery.
They haven't resumed feeding him yet. He does have bowel sounds, but not enough that they don't really want to give him food yet. He's so dopey, he doesn't seem to mind.
I'm having a little trouble watching him. I'm currently parked next to him in the ICU. He has just a diaper on, on a vent, in the ICU. This isn't what I'd call a good flashback.
When I expressed as much to his doctor, he shook his head. He said that if he'd gotten sick and was like this, my worried would be founded, but WE did this to him- so not to worry. Yeah, like that's possible.
Anyway, we're still keeping vigil and hanging in there. Keep praying.
Here's Robbie today: (P.S. The camera is working again. Yes. It was the batteries. But I swear to you, I had just put the previous batteries in 3 hours before the camera died. Must have been bad batteries.)