Saturday, August 23, 2008

Quick update

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.)


Kierstin said...

such a cutie! i hope he continues to improve.

Osh said...

no matter what the size or age, nobody likes to see their baby after surgery


Amy said...

Aww, he is darling. (Even when dopey. ;)) Praying for a quick recovery!

Kim said...

Well, if anyone can make a vent look cute.. Robbie does! Hang in there, momma.

Mrs. Spit said...

Hang in there Trish and Robbie.

Still praying.

Two Hands said...

I know that he will be sooo much better after this but I can't imagine this is easy for you. Praying for sweet Robbie and his family as always. I hope he is back to himself again soon.

Spork Fashion said...

he's gonna have a wicked awesome scar there ;)

Jody said...

Poor little guy... look at his little tummy. And, yet, somehow he looks bigger and healthier despite it all!

AngelsAmid said...

oh my gosh he's getting so big :) Sad to see his little tummy marks :(

Anonymous said...

He looks so big in this picture. It's great!

tryingin2007 said...

here's to a speedy recovery!

((big hug))

hang in there!!!! we are all thinking of you.

Tracy said...

Get well soon, Robbie!

He looks absolutely huge in that picture. Can't wait to see him off the vent again.

Anonymous said...

Still praying for you guys! I also have a moose at the ready for when the feeding resumes.