Saturday, May 24, 2008

Post-Op Day 1

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!

16 comments:

Valerie said...

Get a good nights rest....it probably will be the last night you and Dan can have together untill Drew is discharged. It was great talking to you today and I am glad you got a walk for a Jamba, sounds like just what the doctor ordered.

Rebecca Myers said...

Hope you guys and Drew have a good night, the plan to extubate tomorrow sounds good. You and your family will continue to stay in our thoughts and prayers.
Love,
Rebecca Myers

Molly said...

I'm glad to hear you'll get one more night of decent sleep. I'm SOOOOOO happy to hear that he's stable and resting peacefully! That's the best news! Hang in the guys... it's uphill from here!
Amy

Molly said...

Ooops... I meant downhill... Sorry!

Lexi said...

another good report this is great!!! And what a God=send nurse it sounds like:) Glad you got to have a breather and get away for a little I think its those things that keep you so strong!!! We are continuing to pray for uneventfulness!

Anonymous said...

yay! another post for the day. i guess i'm getting spoiled because i check it so many times expecting an entry every time :)glad to hear things are pretty status quo. i hope you get some good sleep tonight-i bet tomorrow's going to be a tiring day. good night and sweet dreams.
-rose

The Olsons said...

Andrea, please let me know if I can help. Since we literally live down the street, I'm happy to deliver your favorite Jamba Juice!! Call me anytime time, day or night, with any requests. I can bring more DVDs or toys or ANYTHING! Christa 650-465-6133

Jennifer Herring said...

Glad to hear you got to leave for a while, and even more glad to hear the Drew is doing well! We're still praying for you guys.

-Jennifer

Beth said...

Hooray! Thanks for the update-we've been praying and checking up on ya'll all day!

Still praying!
Love you!!

Carrie said...

Such amazing news! Uneventful is a good thing! Glad you're keeping in touch with your own limits too..it's important for you to take breaks and get rejuvinated. Have a good night.

Vanessa said...

Such a relief to know he is in good hands. Go get some rest and snuggle with your baby girl!

Kathy said...

Ah....they must like Drew...Rosalina is one of the BEST ONES THERE!!!
WE LOVED HER!!!!
Isaac liked it once they put headphones on his head too...isn't it sweet??
Glad you got a walk....I know the feeling!
Sweet dreams tonight....sending our love and prayers..
Kathy

Armbruster Asylum said...

Andy and I are thinking of you guys!!! :)

Anonymous said...

So sweet to hear that his music is soothing him. I was so grateful for the post. Thank you so much Andrea and Dan for letting us share in this journey with you. Still praying, reading the bible for understanding and asking for smooth sailing. I hope your rest is peaceful tonight.
Kristina

Our Family said...

You are probably already asleep, but I am thinking of you and glad to see that things were stable today, and that you are taking care of yourself. I look forward to hearing about Drew's progress tomorrow!
Sweet Dreams!

The Portas said...

I am so happy that things are going so well. YAY for awesome nurses and YAY for Bob and Larry! I hope you got some good rest last night. Sending you many prayers...xoxoxo