Sunday, June 27, 2010

Just Chillin'


I cannot tell you how fabulous Kimble is doing.  I cannot believe that he had heart surgery on Monday.  Six days later, he's doing so well.  Really, he's been doing well for a few days.  He's been on Tylenol for his pain management...and nothing else.  Crazy!  He plays.  He babbles.  He flirts with the nurses.  He eats.  He has quiet time and noisy time.  He couldn't be doing better, especially when he gets to play with all of his cords.
We ditched the hospital gown and dressed him in some button-down jammies.  They do a much better job keeping all of his cords and lines contained, so we feel like we are holding a baby again, instead of tubes and cords.
We are waiting around here, to see if he develops edema around his heart and/or lungs.  This buildup of fluid isn't good, and would need to be drained with chest tubes again.  So, tomorrow, he's scheduled for an x-ray and an echocardiogram, to check for fluid.  Today, we do nothing but chill out, and we are happy to do that.

Thank you for all of your wonderful comments.  Even though hospital life tends to get a bit lonely, I still feel nice and connected with everyone!  Hope you all have a great Sunday.

8 comments:

Nancy said...

cute pictures!

Kim said...

So happy to hear Kimble is doing so well. I love your picture with the three of you. You look "relaxed".

Jed and Kera said...

Oh handsome boy!! We love the jammies!! :O) Glad today is a restful day for you! All three of us are home today from church. Who gets the flu in the summer??? :O) oh well!

runningfan said...

Amazing news!!! I am so thrilled for you. Enjoy the day of peace and quiet....and smiles!

JaneV said...

Brilliant news that he is doing so well. We prayed for you all in church today. Love from Greece X

Adri said...

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!!!

I'm loving all the good news and cute pics!

Colleen said...

Hooray for chillin'! Kimble rocks!

homefront said...

So I see his nasal cannulas and wonder, doesn't he pull them out? How are you keeping him from just playing havoc with everything and how are you getting him to lay still and watch Cinderella and the dancing?