Thursday, August 16, 2012

Heart Surgery Day 2, Update #3

Noon -  Today we found out that Carson's blood work was  positive for staph infection.  The nurse was talking to the doctor to see what (if anything) needed to change.  For the time being, there is little changing on our end except that we need to be extra careful with germs and limit the number of visitors.

Around 2:00 or so, Carson's hemoglobin was low and they were giving him a blood transfusion.  Not long afterwards, the color in his lips was already starting to come back and we'll know how well it worked when they pull his labs again later today.

Overall, Carson is continuing to look better and better.  He has been quite stable all day and we appear to still be on schedule for reconnecting his sternum and stitching up the wound some time tomorrow.

Big sister Kaylee came up to the hospital to visit today.  We didn't let her in to see Carson connected to everything but she had a good time exploring all the different areas of the hospital.  There are a couple of pictures from her visit that we'll attach later on. 

Kaylee with Snoopy and Mickey

Carson After Surgery (Day 2)

Carson getting a visit from Snoopy

1 comment:

  1. Hello Koch Family!
    I'm Carol and found out about your blog from Noah's Dad facebook. We live in the south of Brazil and also have a baby with Down syndrome and heart condition. Her name's Laís, she is 1year and 3 months old and like Carson she's very cute and smart. Laís has been through one heart surgery when she was 6 months old and has another one yet to come. She has Tetralogy of Fallot, wich mixes 4 heart problems.
    We want to tell you not to get too worried 'cause these babies are stronger than we could imagine and recover really fast. We're sending Carson our best vibes, to get well and go home soon.
    Best wishes!

    Laís' blog: