Here were are day 2 post surgery. Jaxson had a pretty uneventful night and his mommas slept like logs!! he was having minor issues keeping his blood pressure up overnight and required a couple small fluid boluses to fix the problem.
This morning when we arrived at the hospital Jaxson was just starting to wake up as all of his sedation meds were decreased in hopes of extubating. Chest x-ray showed small collapse of the left top lung so doctors decided to keep him intubated for 1 more day and let him recover.
This morning was rough for him. Jaxson was awake all morning, squirming around and just very agitated. We were unable to settle him and it seemed like the medications weren’t touching him. I think because his sedation was turned off they were playing a little bit of a catch up game to get him settled again. Finally around noon and some increase and change in his meds Jaxson finally settled and has been resting comfortable since.
We were so impressed with how good he looked yesterday. The pictures that we saw of babies who just had the same surgery looked so swollen and sick. Well needless to say Jaxson was not the exception to this rule. This morning the swelling started and he is looking like our little puffy boy (which is completely normal for cardiac surgery babies!!) here is Jaxson day 2….
I assure you he looks much worse then he is! We have been assured by multiple doctors that he is right on track with his healing process. This morning he got his LAP (left atrial pressure) line removed. Slowly but surly lines and tubes will start to be removed and we can get this show on the road. His 2 chest tubes aren’t draining anything today, which is great! He is having issues with his fluid retention and the Lasix was increased. He is now a peeing machine 🙂
There are no anticipated changes happening for the remainder of today so this should be his only health update for the day.
Alex and I are looking forward to going out for a nice dinner tonight because IT’S HER BIRTHDAY!!! What a memorable birthday 😛 I wish we were able to celebrate a bit better but we will have to make up for it when we get home. So we will do the best we can with what we got, and we will find a nice pub to settle in for the night. We will be back to the hospital bright and early tomorrow and fingers crossed they can extubate as planned!!