Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Post-Op Day 5

Here's the wrap up for the day.

Drew is on 2 liters of regular flow oxygen, still 100% oxygen. He got the RA line pulled today which meant I could get in his bed with him! I still can't really hold him yet, but only because he's big and heavy and the chairs are not really accomodating. He still has all three chest tubes in, but we think they'll pull one in the morning. They said today that we are "candidates" for moving to the floor tomorrow, but not sure what we have to achieve to get there. Sometimes it is just a matter of bed space. Drew is still coughing, but it is encouraged because it's good for his lungs. I decorated his bed a little this evening so now there are some pictures of him and Ava for him to look at and some cards that his friends made, and the blanket that Child Life brought in.

He's in a little bit of a better mood than this morning. He drank one 5.5 oz can of apple juice all day and a few sips of water. He ate maybe a handful each of cheerios and goldfish, a few bites of jello and almost one whole chicken & spinach ravioli. He has been watching lots of movies and will occasionally let us read him a book. I saw him grin once at his nurse when he asked him for a high five. Ava seems like she has a cold so she hasn't been at the hospital today. Which is a bummer, because they've both been asking for each other. Maybe she can come in just for a minute tomorrow.

We ran into Dr. Hanley in the hallway today. He was doing one of his 12-hour unifocalization surgeries today. I told him I'd like to get a picture of him and Drew before we leave and he said "ok, maybe when he looks a little better. And me too, I'm pretty tired." I guess 12 hours of saving a baby's life takes it out of you a little bit. I am just so impressed by him every time I see him. And also a little intrigued by the fact that he's always wearing his sport coat over his blue scrubs. Even in his Stanford faculty photo.

I'm off to bed. I don't think I'll have a problem tonight since I am exhausted! I also have my sleep mask, earplugs, and xanax to help me fall asleep. Kate is here to help Dan stay awake for his shift until 3 am, and then I'll be on until morning. Good night!

Me and Drew, together again!

Grandma and Drew

Drew loving his dinosaur from GiGi and Grandpa Oddone

Isn't Drew's new dressing the best?!


Allison said...

Aww, little Drew is such a trooper!
I remember it took Josh nearly a week before he'd smile post-op & when he did it was only for the nurse! Oh, but I was so excited to see his smile again!
Drew looks really good! I can't wait to see the progress he's made by tomorrow night!

Kathy said...

I know he's still a grumpy bug..but, he looks great! I HOPE you guys get some sleep tonight. When you get to 3 west...find Melissa...we LOVE HER!!! (actually...we love all the nurses there...) I love Drew's dressing too...
and how about that sport coat...he's always looking SO GOOD!
Sweet dreams you guys!
(oh...and when you move up to can tell them not to wake up Drew at night for vitals...and they'll let you guys sleep)

Laurie Kubicek said...

Hey guys,

Drew is looking so good! It is so great to see Andrea & Drew together =) We have been praying all week and are so glad to see the progress that he is making. I thought of you on Sunday when Eric talked about being strong and guys are writing the book on it for all of us =) Get some rest and know that we're still thinking of you daily and pryaing lots.

Much love, Laurie

Erika said...

He's looking great! I'm glad to read that you're starting to see some more "Drew" in there. I know that was one of the toughest things for me.

Hope you got some sleep and that you're headed to the floor soon!

The Portas said...

He's looking so good! And I loved listening to his sweet little voice in the video. Every day he'll act a little bit more like Drew. I'm glad you're starting to see at least a little bit of that come through.

I hope you got some rest last night. Still sending many prayers your way. xoxoxo

Valerie said...

Man, he looks good! Those pink lips!!!

Thinking of you and hope your sleep was better last night.

Isabelle & Calista's Mommy said...

Praying that you all got good sleep last night! Glad to hear that Kate is there to Keep Dan company! Also great to hear that Drew is eatting and feeling a little better! I will be praying that you gus get to move to the third floor today too!! Love you all!

Cortnie said...

Glad to hear you got to somewhat snuggle with Drew.

Vanessa said...

He's coming around slowly. It was so nice to see you in bed with Drew. I know that just blessed your heart to be able to do that. He's looking better every day!

Hope Ava stays cold free so she ca nsee Drew. Stupid germs!!!