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.