Today was a really good day! Here's Mr. Kimble's Top 10 for his post-op Day 3.
10: Double dose of lasix with a topping of another diuretic. We could almost see those fluids decreasing minute by minute. With the fluid reduction came a few happy things, like:
9: Eating! Although Kimble still isn't quite up to par with his eating, he did much better today. He had his appetite back, and let us know that he was hungry. That was a fantastic step in the right direction.
8: Awake time. Kimble actually wanted to be awake and interact with us. He started cooing again. He watched us entertain him. He watched two more movies today (Finding Nemo and Up), which he then dozed off halfway through like he was an old man.
7: Sitting up. He is no longer an invalid on the bed. He can sit up on my lap again, and he loved the new perspective. Also, his daddy got some time with him today, which they both loved.
2: Removals! Kimble had two of his chest tubes removed today, along with his RA pressure line. He received some medication beforehand, which was supposed to make him very drugged and very calm, so he wouldn't flap his arms and feet around, and so that he would not elevate his pressures at all, while the tubes were being removed. Well, the medicine made him still for about 20 seconds, and then he got all giggly and prancy and he was grabbing at things and cooing at the doctor. It was hilarious, and he made everyone laugh. He also got a second dose of it, which made him even more vocal. He was very cute.
1: Number 1 on the list today, was that Kimble got his smile back!! Yay for Kimble. A happy baby means everything when you are post-op!