Jadon slept a few hours last night. Kiana said it was a little rough for a while so they upped his dose of morphine and even started to question whether they should switch medications. He was due for another dose at 3:45 am but slept through and missed it. I was able to hold him at 7:45 this morning, after he nursed in Kiana's arms. While I held him, he was smiling at his brother and sister. These were the first smiles we've seen. Then the meds wore off and he was screaming. They gave him an oral pain killer instead of IV morphine because that is what we will be discharged with today. Now, he sleeps.
During the screaming episode, the nerve Dr from the surgery team came by. He said that even though C6 was damaged beyond repair, he was able to patch enough graft in to get plenty of arm function back. I didn't ask the definition of "plenty" because I know it is a "wait and see" situation. The teams goal is to get full hand function, to get the arm above the head, and to be able to bend the elbow to get the hand to the mouth.
Lastly, I would like to point out that today is our anniversary and that I realized it first! I know Kiana has more than a few things on her mind, but I have to take advantage of this... it may not happen again!