Wednesday, August 6, 2008

It's gone!!

Before
After
I came in this morning to find the nurse scrubbing the floor where the tape had been holding the water seal mechanism controlling the chest tube. Which means...the chest tube is gone!!!!! I am so excited! Last night before I left I had talked to the night NNP and told her my concerns. At the time Kilun had gone up on his oxygen and his breathing was a little fast. At that point the NNP said she wouldn't even talk to a doctor because he was still having some small concerns. It wasn't long after that, though, that he calmed right down, his oxygen needs went back down and he was breathing at a normal rate. They must have checked him earlier than they otherwise would have because they removed the tube at 1 this morning, not waiting until 4 to have another x-ray. His oxygen has been turned down again, and continues to do well, so I think it won't be long before he just goes to a regular canula instead of the high flow.

Thanks for the crossed limbs and the extra prayers. We have have been truly blessed by them.


6 comments:

stacey said...

I am SO glad that it's out! That is great news! I hope you get to hold him now. I didn't realize you hadn't held him yet. I'm keeping everything crossed that things keep looking up. :)

Janna said...

I too am soooo glad that they took it out and that hopefully you can hold him now. It broke my heart that he is five days old and you haven't held him yet! I flip out & start crying (hormones) when my kids are in the nursery for more than a check, bath, or warming up. This might be a dumb question, but can you nurse him now since you can actually hold him?

Prayers from friends really do work! My day got much better yesterday afternoon after I talked to you guys about it. I never realized how much it helped - since I've never asked for prayers before!!!!

Morgan said...

GOOD!!! That is a great news!

renae said...

YAY!!!

i am so glad that it's gone... the picture with the tube in just breaks my heart! it can't have been comfortable for him, and i konw it just killed you to see it and not be able to hold him. i hope everything keeps looking up and that you post pics of that sweet babe in your arms SOON!

renae

Daniel and AnnaMarie Miller and family said...

Im ao happy that things are looking up! I have been thinking and praying for you!

Heather said...

Yay! Im SO glad the tube is out! He is adorable! And I think he looks like Chris!