Wednesday, March 3, 2010

sit down before you read this, because seriously, you are NOT going to believe this!!!!!

i just saw asher this morning, and the only word i can say is.... WOW!!!!!!!!!!

he's pink. his sats are in the mid-90s. yes, you read that right. mid-90s. this time yesterday they were 80. now 94 - 96% with the oxygen on. it's not on him, mind you. just sort of blowing near his head. because it looks good, quoth the nurse. (this was just before rounds. LOL) they're going to pull his art line and his catheter today. drainage is getting clearer all the time, and lessening all the time. they even stopped his milrinone this morning around 6. that's right, folks, NO MORE MILRINONE!!!!!! (iv function med... can't go to your own room with that one. but asher doesn't have that going anymore. he doesn't need it. because his function is just. that. good.) dr caldarone popped in to see him just before i got in, and he thinks asher is looking fantastic.

he's still in some pain, and seems to be afraid to move or actually do anything. but he's not grumpy or irritable. just tired and in pain.  but he's getting morphine every few hours now, as well as tylenol and something else... i just don't know how to spell it. lol he's looking around now, and he's got his monkey on his chest for when he coughs. we're going to try to get him a TV today so he can watch treehouse or Cars or something. :)

now, in case you thought i was done updating, there's one more thing... and this is the really exciting thing...

there was some discussion during rounds about sending him upstairs. in fact, the only reason we're not going upstairs today is because they're full. so we're hanging out down here for one more day, but not because he's in rough shape.

seriously, who is this kid?!?!?!?!?!?!


Arlene said...

This is so wonderful. I'm so glad he's pulled through this well! We'll keep praying for a speedy recovery.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to the stars and heavens, and the knowledge of the medical staff.

ChristophersHeart said...

Way to go Asher!!! He continues to amaze me with his strength! And for them to be talking upstairs ONE DAY post Fontan! WOW WOW WOW!

If you need anything let me know :) There are a few things for him to do in the bag I gave him....might keep him amused until the tv arrives :)

Give him a (gentle) high 5 from all of us, GO ASHER GO!