Saturday, July 10, 2010

Day Two: Progress

McKay came off the sedatives well and even opened his eyes a few times this afternoon. A difficult feat because his eyelids are so swollen you'd think he'd been in a bar fight. They have him on three diuretics right now to try to drain all the excess fluid from his body. His chest tube is still very active and it looks like it will be a day or two before he loses that nasty portal of junk. The good news is that he is draining instead of holding onto the fluid which can be very dangerous, so we'll take it.

I did get to hold him today which was a great milestone in the healing process. He napped and I rocked. It was good couples' therapy.

We're looking forward to a much less eventful night and possibly some real sleep. Thanks so much for all the good energy, prayers and generally good ju ju you have sent our way--we feel it, McKay feels it, and it heals.

7 comments:

wylie said...

We are praying for you all and checking for your updates regularly! Lots of love.

Summer said...

Wow McKay! You are a Super Hero w/ Super healing powers! I'm very impressed!! Praying for contiued happy and healthy recovery. So glad MaMa got to hold you already!!!

LOVES!!!
Summer and Mason

jaci said...

What a little fighter! I'm loving the hair! Why can't I have hair like that?! It's not fair! He is beautiful, and seems to be doing wonderful! We are thinking of you and sending good vibes your way!
Love, Jaci

GG said...

So glad to see McKay in your arms of love...will check on you always and say our prayers for your whole family...get some rest. McKay is lucky to have you for his mom..

Kyle and Alli said...

What a great sight to see him snoozing away in your arms..."couples therapy"...!! You crack me up! I hope that McKay continues to drain like crazy and that his nurses can keep up the right drug combination to keep him comfy!

Kristi said...

Thank you so much for all the updates. FYI I've been training my girls to pray for your not so little guy. I'm sooooo glad things are going well.

Lisanne said...

Glad to hear things are going well. So glad you got to give him loves!!