Thursday, March 4, 2010

Day 2

Chase has continued to rock today! He was extubated and had a follow-up with ENT. He woke up a bit and was able to finally have something to eat. The ENT doctor, Dr. Halstead, said the granulation/irritation in his throat (from his first surgery) was gone and looked fantastic! She did say his left vocal cord was not moving, which really worried me, but Dr. Halstead wasn't worried and said it was most likely because he was still somewhat sedated and tired. She said we could go ahead and give him a bottle and see how he responds. I he has trouble, we'll reevaluate him.

We did give him 50 mL of cherry pedialyte and durn skippy did that boy go to town! Afterwards he was content and went back to sleep. He looked so peaceful. We'll be back tonight after rounds to give him his first bottle of milk in almost 48 hours! Yay!!

Here's a quick clip from earlier this afternoon while he was awake. Such a cutie!!!

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Hi, all! Chase had a good night last night and is having a great day so far today. He's weaning off the ventilator and should hopefully be extubated within a few hours. He's still rather sedated although he's off of most of the "big" pain meds. His stats all look great!

One thing we need prayer for is his ENT consult. It sounds like they want him to be seen by ENT before they clear him to start eating. If you know anything about Chase, you know he likes to eat! So if they can't come by today, it will be another day before he can eat! I also heard mention of another swallow study, which scares me!! You remember that he didn't pass his swallow study after his first surgery and was on thickened feeds until he was 10 weeks old?! I can't imagine if this happens again and I have to give up nursing for several months. Please be praying with us regarding this!

Here's a short clip of Chase from last night. He looks about the same this morning.

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