We were on the list to move out of ICU today, but then this morning Logan's saturations dropped drastically and his nurse panicked because it took way too long for his levels to come back up. (Brad and I think it was just a bad reading, but they don't take any chances in the ICU). So she went and got the doctor and they all came to check him out. After another X-ray and getting his labs they decided all was okay. His heart function looks as it should and his lungs are clear. Dr. Rome also came in this morning during the 30 min. when he was really unhappy (he had just gotten his pain meds and they needed to kick in) but he was not happy that his sats were still as low as they are and that he is still in so much pain. So we are still hanging out in the ICU. On a positive note though, he is eating so much better.
Logan is sleeping most of the time. We try to stretch out the time for pain meds from 4 hrs to 5 hrs, but we have only made it to 4 1/2 hrs. We get about an hour of eat and play time before he is ready for another 2 1/2 hour nap. Things are pretty exciting around here. We went out to get some fresh air during one of his naps and it was SO cold we ended up running just to keep warm. The University is in full swing now. It is crowded and crazy on the streets. I can't believe how young college kids look... when did I get so old? I think I have aged 10 years this past year.
We did hear the first words about plans of going home today. The doctor said he would have someone come work with us on figuring out how to get oxygen for the flight home. Brad did glance at available flights for the end of the week, but we aren't holding our breath. We are doing our to not get stir crazy.
Logan relaxing getting his O2 tubing wrapped all around himself.
We have probably started a really bad thing...cookies. Brad is to blame, but it helps keep him calm enough for a blood pressure reading- sometimes! He now watches everything that goes into our mouths and waves his arms if he sees cookies!
A walk around the CICU... yipee! He has officially won the award for cutest baby, and it is now a game to see how many nurses or doctors can get a smile out of him.
"If daddy eats me, I'll pull his hair!"
A change of scenery... the floor. It makes playing with toys more fun (and I don't have to do the laundry to wash all the blankets we sat on).