Drew's had a pretty quiet day. Still fighting the sedation. But not requiring as much meds quite as often. He did get some ativan this morning. Stats have been stable all day. The vent settings haven't been moved today, they don't want to push him. Our nurse has been awesome. Her name is Rosalina and she's been working at Stanford with cardiac kids for 30 years. Here is an example of her awesomeness: the respiratory therapist came in with a student who was about to listen to Drew with his stethoscope and the nurse stopped him in his tracks! She said "don't touch him, he's resting!" We finally found a CD player and now Drew is listening to his Veggie Tales CD. I know it might be a coincidence, but I swear he's been resting better since he's been listening to Bob & Larry. I did have a moment where I had to get out of the hospital immediately. Nothing was wrong, I just felt like I needed to run out of here! So my cousin and I went on a walk to find a Jamba Juice, and ended up walking about 3 miles. It was a good break.
We are about to go have dinner, since it's shift change and then we'll be back to hang out for a while. They don't plan to extubate until tomorrow, so we think we will sleep at Grandma Kathy's house tonight. Once Drew's extubated he will require much more of our attention so we need to rest up for tomorrow. Thanks again for your thoughts and prayers. We really appreciate it!