So, the docs say that Zach is doing really well (kinda hard to tell it from the picture, huh?). He got off the vent really quick last night around supper time, I think. He didn't waste any time letting everyone know what was on his mind. Our nurse gave him a moistened mouth swab (little sponge on a stick) and he sucked the water out of it. That reminded him of something...
"I want a sucker... from the bank! Just go get me the van so I can drive to the bank!!! Now!!!"
He went on and on about that for a while. Then he said he wanted apple juice. Well, they like to go very slowly after surgery so we don't end up with a sick tummy. We moved to ice chips and then apple juice about 11:00pm or so. That appeased him enough that we were able to slip out and go back to the house for some rest. The nurse encouraged us to do so and I am really glad. We slept for about 6 good hours. Zach on the other hand slept about 2. His poor nurse! He is just so restless and uncooperative and in pain and itching (from the morphine) and "wants to go home now!!!"
Please pray for a few things:
- Zach has "wet lungs" which is normal but he needs to exercise his lungs and get rid of those fluids. It is causing him to run a fever which I'm sure is not helping him feel any better.
- pain management is a delicate dance. Pray they can find just the right combo of meds for Zach to be confortable.
- Pray that once he is comfortable he will be more cooperative.
- Pray that he can rest (everytime we mention sleep, nap, or rest he says "no, no, no, I don't want to sleep!)