Thursday, December 16, 2010
Thank You doesn't begin.....
Ian came through surgery just fine. He again, got a little "junky"-sounding due to his asthma issues combined with the anesthesia, but he received great care and we're hoping that the Doctors are right and that the liver enzymes will begin to drop back to normal and the liver will being to return to normal size now that the surgery is over.
Ian slept almost all day yesterday...today, he is starting to wake up more and is missing his new best friend, anesthesia. LOL. He's had ice pack and pillows and pain med by I.V. early today, but has now been weaned to pain meds by mouth. This afternoon, after the special popsickle treatment, the staff told him that he could have anything he felt like eating. He wanted Mom's homemade chicken soup. I went home and made a big pot. I brought it back to the hospital tonight and he did a pretty good job making a dent.
We're still hoping that we'll be home by Saturday (or probably most likely Sunday). We're all looking forward to just being "normal" again. He's feeling much better tonight and is starting to walk up and down the halls a bit. We're so grateful and feel so blessed. Our thoughts and prayers are with those parents and young ones who aren't sure how their "release" date will come. Please pray for all parents everywhere tonight who have children in a hospital, especailly in this "season".
Again, thank you for your prayers for us and for Ian. Your kindness will NEVER be forgotten. Bless you all!!!