Scratch that last post. In the last hour McKay has put on quite a show. He started to open his eyes and eventually spent quite a while looking around. While I talked to him and told him about all there was to see in the world he seemed to grow more and more alert. But as all good things go, I guess we got a little greedy. We got McKay so excited about being awake that his respiratory rate went far too high. We backed off and waited for him to calm down. It was then it seemed he may have realized that not only was he awake and looking at the world, but that he was also in some pain from his surgery. The nurse gave him a small dose of morphine and he has calmed down now and headed back into the fog of rest and healing.
It was amazing to see his little eyes for the first time. That is always something I've taken for granted with my other babies. In fact, it seems we spent most of our time trying to get them to close their eyes...ironic, isn't it? Here's to another small victory!