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Thursday, March 24, 2011

PICU Day 7

Today was surgery day and for those who saw my previous updates you know things went very well.

He got back to the OR around noon and at 12:30 the nurse came out and said the dr wanted to talk to us (so soon!?!)  The ENT was very surprised (but happy) that his airway looked much better than expected.  He has some irritation and swelling at the back of his throat and vocal chords and a small mucus plug at the top of his lungs, but overall it looked really good so NO TRACH!!!  I have pictures that the doctor gave us and i'll post those once they get scanned into the computer.

He is still in the vent but they hope to remove the tube tomorrow and allow him to wake up and see how he does.

Since he was already in the OR and the g-tube surgeon was already there, we went ahead and had the g-tube placed.  We don't have to use it all the time, just when he doesn't drink enough by bottle or when he is sick and we can use it to give meds.  So in the long run it will be a good thing to have; like an insurance policy!

So far he is doing good.  Tomorrow they plan to remove the tube and as long as he continues to remain stable we will go home in 3-4 days:-)

The doctors and nurses at this hospital have been GREAT!!  We couldn't be happier with the care he has been receiving.

That's about all I have for now.

Thanks for all the good thoughts, prayers, visits and food:)  We truly appreciate it.


  1. so glad to hear it went better than expected! Hoping he gets home soon.

  2. hugs to you all...thinking of you always