I kinda feel like we should get a new clock reset, because, truly, we couldn't focus on Bodie's Fontan recovery until we were past the pacemaker surgery. Everything Fontan recovery wise (pulling lines, heavily dieuresing to lose the chest tubes, getting up and walking) was put on hold until the pacemaker was in. As it turns out, doctors and nurses don't really like rhythm issues and don't like to move forward in other areas when there are such big issues outstanding. Go figure.
Anyway, today was definitely a step in the right direction! Bodie rocked his pacemaker surgery. Truthfully, it's a much lesser surgery than the Fontan, so everyone expected it to go off without a hitch - but, even so, it was the second time his chest was opened in 4 days, which always makes it dicier. We're so grateful with his recovery so far.
Within 4 hours of coming back, he was drinking water and milk and playing on the iPad.
We also got to Facetime with Sierra. I couldn't manage to get a good pic of them both smiling! But they were excited to see each other - she, to know he was ok; and he, to see her new glasses!
How stinking cute is she???
Other than that, Bodie's been sleeping a lot this afternoon, thanks to the Morphine.
He literally passed out mid-Popsicle.
I'm so glad he's getting his rest, but honestly am a little worried that I may have just bought myself another 3:45am craft session! Let's all hope this sleeping streak lasts through the night and that he's ready tomorrow morning to hit the ground running and start making some serious Fontan progress! The attending and I talked about the effusion and he's not too concerned. He said he wouldn't have put a tube in for it, but for the fact that we were going into the OR anyway so it would have been easy for them to do. He really thinks, with going up on his diuretics and losing lines and getting him up and walking, we should have no problems getting this fluid out. So, just normal Fontan stuff. Whew! What a relief!
Tonight, please thank God that surgery went so smoothly today and pray that:
1. We can start losing lines and chest tubes in the next couple of days, so that we can comfortably get Bodie up and walking.
2. That the diuretics are successful in getting the fluid out of Bodie's lungs, so that we can come down on the 02 (he's currently at 2 1/2L), his sats will come up and he will feel better.
3. That we'll all get some sleep tonight!