Thursday, August 13, 2009

August 12, 2009

We always walk into the NICU in the morning with great apprehension. As we turn into the doorway of his room we are always nervous about what we are going to see. Today as we came in, everything appeared calm and quite. Gabe had a great night and didn't give his nurse "B" any trouble. His chest tube continued to put out copious amounts of fluid throughout the night, which is exactly what we want it to do. His nurse "N" today was very pleased that Gabe was behaving himself and not throwing her any curve balls. One of the first things we noticed was that Gabes chest and abdomen were a bit smaller. His right ear was also shrinking and we could now see inside his ear canal again. The Angelina Jolley lips are gone and he can now move his lips and chew on the breathing tube, one of his favorite past times. By the time we left today Gabe's chest tube had put out over 700 cc of fluid, which is amazing. Unfortunately he is not peeing as much as we would like, so lets keep those pee pee prayers coming. They have also been bringing his ventilator setting down slowly and he is tolerating this very well. No other major developments today, which we are proud to announce. Hopefully tonight and tomorrow will be much the same.


Kevin said...

You guy's scared the hell out of us with the report on 8/10. I'm glad to hear that he is doing better. I can't believe the amount fluid out of his chest tube.Keep up the good work super-G.

Adrianne said...

Pee pee prayers huh? You got 'em!!! Keep up the good work SuperG.

(chanting) Out fluid out! Out fluid out!