Saturday, July 10, 2010

Day Two: Good Morning

Still very sleepy, but even more thirsty.
McKay is making small, but positive baby steps this morning.
With his recovery that is--obviously not his hair. :)

Tough guy had a rough night last night. After an unexpected and absolute knock out from the sedatives administered after surgery yesterday, the nurses had their work cut out trying to figure out the right combination of painkillers and sedatives perfect for keeping McKay comfortable but not completely gone. It was a tricky science experiment that took most of the night. Poor little guy was quite uncomfortable and pretty tense. By about 6am, though, they had it figured out and he's been resting comfortably ever since.

The most encouraging baby steps of the last few hours include:
  • A thirsty McKay desperate to down as much pedialyte as we'll give him. Little Goliath would probably prefer a steak, but all things in good time.
  • The removal of his AR line and pacemaker wires

They just decided to take him off of his sedatives and see how he does when the fog lifts. His chest tube is still draining quite a bit which was expected as Dr. Spray decided not to fenestrate. Chest xrays looked clear and good this morning so we're just taking things one step at a time. This is all about listening to McKay as he listens to his body. And all in all, his body has done brilliantly so far.


Sarah said...

Wonderful baby steps. We're praying for more. I showed Braden all of the pictures and that adorable clip of the blanket on Mackay's sleepy head. He laughed at it. We're looking forward to welcoming your all back home!

Patti said...

We're grateful for the updates! Thank you! Super grateful that McKay is making progress!

Stefenie said...

Thanks for the update! One step at a time when it comes to these little one's recovery! Glad he is moving forward!


Emily said...

What amazing news. I have been thinking about you guys nonstop the past few days. I'm so glad that you are doing well. That video of the blanket is hilarious! So adorable. We'll just keep praying!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the updates! McKay looks wonderful! You're always in our thoughts!! Lynn in MD

The Simmons Family said...

I'm so glad that he is doing well. I love to see him drinking lots! The video in the last post was awesome.

Keep healing little guy.