The Journey of a Sweet Little Boy and His Special Heart

Friday, December 31, 2010

Ups and Downs

Today has been full those- ups and downs.  Logan had a pretty good night.  He ate well and was comfortable.  So they took him off his sedation medication and most of the strong pain meds.  He kicked both IV's out of his feet so the IV team had to come and put in a new IV.  They tried to save one in his foot and that ticked him off.  I'm sure it hurt like crazy.  They ended up putting a new one in his wrist.  After this we had a really hard time calming him down.  I would just get him settled down and then they would have to do something else.  The surgeon came in and removed the RA line and the drainage tube, and then they removed his ART line so we were able to hold him.  I wish this would have been more exciting and comforting to him, but I think it hurt him worse.  He seemed more comfortable in his bed than being held, and had no interest in nursing (anyone who knows Logan knows that is completely out of character for him)!  He didn't eat well all morning and was having a lot of belly pain because he hadn't peed or pooped yet.  So we spent the better part of the day trying to get him to do those things. 
We were moved out of the CICU (cardiac intensive care unit) to the step down CCU (cardiac care unit).  He did not do well with the transition, but then this nurse was nice enough to give him the good stuff (oxycodine) that worked its magic and when it kicked in he drank a bottle and pooped... success! 
Other than pain, he seems to be doing well.  The pressure in his Right Atrium looks good, so the chances of him needed the Glenn are really low. Hallelujah!

1 comment:

  1. That is soooo amazing! The poor guy just feels like crud right now. Have you tried hot packs on his tummy? Severin had tummy troubles too, and the heat helped. Mylacon drops are great too.Everyday gets alittle better. Heres to ringing in the New Year with a comfy,nursing baby with lots of poops and pees!