Saturday, December 13, 2008

extubation...and a pink tongue

So Yale was extubated today... so far so good... he has had a few episodes where he succumbs to his secretions and needs a little help.... but so far so good :) Its so strange now when he cries that his eyes go all red.... he used to just turn blue and then go white... it's pretty cool... He it totally fine neurologically... grasping at sponges and he gulped down the wee 10 mls he was allowed to have to eat today... and is willing to take his meds orally. What a little champ he is... in between dozing from the morphine and crying because he needs another dose of morphine... he has been a happy little guy... a little more irritated than usual...but the guy just had a heart trasnplant and now they're barely feeding him.... you'd be irritated too!

Everyone warned me that it would just be different this time... I was expecting him to be sooo swollen and to take a long time to become active again... but here we are three days post op and he's practically jumping out of his crib... :)

Seriously... WOW... its all I have to say..

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tanna: Nanny Richer sends her hugs and cheers to you all. This is such fantastic news!!!! Take care.

Leigh (LMS) said...

Oh Tanna! Thats SOOOO fantastic!!!!!

YA Yale! You're such a trooper little guy!!!

ChristophersHeart said...

Wonderful news Tanna!!! What an awesome Christmas gift to see your little man doing so well and so so pink!! I am just so happy for you!!

Wendy

Anonymous said...

LOL! You didn't believe us transplant moms did you? :) It's amazing how well the body works when it has a good beating heart. I'm so glad to hear that he has been extubated and doing so well. What a strong little man Yale is. It won't be long before you're back on 4D and then headed home! Keep up the good work Yale!

Joanna

Anonymous said...

wow a pink baby....
what a nice colour insted of the blue and purple you had before...

I am so happy he is doing so well..

Drea

Jodi(Lm' said...

I'm so happy for Yale!! I hope he has a smooth recovery and that you'll be home in just a few short months.
I saw your Mom's pics on Facebook. His toes are what got to me. I never really 'got it' when I read that a heart baby was pink and now I totally understand.
Jodi

Anonymous said...

Happy to hear he is pink and doing so well. What a miracle Yale is! He is showing everyone what he has to offer! So wonderful! Congratulations!

Heather said...

ok, officially jealous over here! lol what a difference a ventricle makes! :D i'm so happy for you guys. who says pink is for girls?! :)

auntie erica said...

hooray!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can't wait to see you guys....10 more sleeps!