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!