To start off with some exciting news.. Colin got to sit up in my lap and snuggle for 2 hrs tonight! Whoo-Hoo! I have missed snuggling up with him!
We are making progress in getting Colin ready to move out of ICU and into a regular room. Progress is slow moving in ICU, so the key is to be understanding of that. Colin's echo (heart sonogram) looked great this afternoon. He got the arterial line out of his wrist and they will be taking the one of his neck and midnight tonight. That will just leave him with the IV (which stays in until discharge) and 3 chest tubes (2 of them stay for awhile, 1 should be removed tomorrow.) They are happy with the drainage output so far from his chest tubes, complications with this surgery is building up too much fluid in his chest. His catheter came out as well. So we are moving in the direction, having less stuff on him is the way to get moved out of ICU and on the pathway to home.
|Colin watching TV with his F.R.O.G (Fully Rely on God)|
Colin did get to call Katherine today and he was very excited to speak with her. He just told her Hi and that he missed her and he loves her. It was very sweet. Then I talked to Katherine and she asked what was wrong with Colin's voice, I told her about the tube in his throat but he is getting better and she will be able to see him this weekend. I know this is equally hard on her as the rest of us, so while praying for Colin, please also pray for Katherine to be able to cope with all this "adult stuff" a child should never have to worry about.
|Hugs the night before survey, they love each other so much!|
|Good luck kisses|