By sharing our story and our experiences with this birth injury we will hopefully educate people. Knowledge is power. Our hope is that you will read this blog, share it with your friends, and they will share with their friends. Then in some small way we have prevented other families from having to go through what we have.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Time To Recover
It is now 9 pm and Shelby, Jake, and I are back at the RMH. Kiana and Jadon are sleeping in the PICU tonight. Tomorrow, he should be able to move to a regular room and then will probably be discharged later in the day.
He was groggy from the anethesia when he got out of surgery and sounded really hoarse because of the breathing tube he had had in. They gave him a breathing treatment with a nebulizer and then put a dose of morphine in his IV. That relaxed him a lot. He finally woke up enough to let us know he was hungry and Kiana gave him a bottle. He ate 4.5 ounces and fell asleep again.
He has a cast on both legs to protect the areas that they took nerves from. His bad arm is tapped to his side and his good arm is in a splint and has an IV started. When he does wake up, I don't think he will be very happy.