Friday, August 17, 2012

Heart Surgery Day #3, Update #3

Carson is continuing to make significant progress today.  His sternum was closed this morning and the nurses have been removing machines like crazy since he is now all closed up.  Since late morning, he has lost 8 of the 16 drip lines that he was previously on.  One of these was the epinephrine that we have been working so hard to get rid of. 

Another big step is that Carson is no longer on his sedative and he is starting to wake up.  As you might expect, he is still quite groggy, but we have seen some finger and toe movement and even a couple of quick peeks from his eyes.  As the day moves on, we hope to see more and more movement from Carson as he slowly awakes.

Included below is a picture of Carson from earlier this afternoon.


11 comments:

  1. Oh I just love this photo. Sooooo much more "fun" than yesterday's pictures! :-)

    We're praising God with you guys at the Smith house! yahhh!!!! :)

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  2. Thanking God for answered prayers! I hate seeing such a little guy hooked up to so many tubes, but it sounds like he is doing fabulously! I will continue to pray.

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  3. Lots of prayers and positive thoughts for your little man and you all! Glad to hear he's progressing well and getting off of those tubes little by little. Found your story through Noah's Dad [dot com ;)] We're all thinking of you guys and will continue to pray for you all as well!

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  4. Rejoicing with you as your little man progresses. It takes me back to the days of our daughter Mia's healing from heart surgery and breathing huge sighs of relief each step of the way as she moved closer and closer to full healing. What a miracle and a blessing your little boy is. Praying for you guys all the way from Oregon.

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  5. I know we're strangers, but I've been thinking about your family all day and sending lots of love, prayers, and healing your way. Our family will be in your shoes in four weeks, and in many ways your blog has been helpful to read and keep track of. Big hugs and kisses to big sister too, this is a tough time on them too! xoxoxox from California!

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  6. Congrats on your son's progress! I wish you and your family well during this time. Our God is a great and worthy to be praised. You're family photo is great and your kids are adorable. Continue to be strong and smile...like in the picture lol! :)

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  7. All the best for your son ! I hope he is recovering as fast as our son (with DS) did with a similar surgery (ASDI, partial AVSD, AV-channel). 3-4 days intensive care another few days in the hospital. After a week he was back home without any medications. He was also not more tired. No pain or more crying or anything. Only when laying on his belly he was not pushing himself up with his arms but this is logical after opening up his thorax. After a week he did again and was basically again 'the old one'. We were amazed how fast a baby can recover. Your boy looks very strong as well. I hope everything goes well and he will recover as fast ! all the best from Germany (I figured out about your blog via Noahs Dad-blog)

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  8. The Busch family has been praying for you a lot and we are so glad that he is progressing. We hope to see you soon.

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  9. Aww sweet boy!
    What a great update. I hope he continues to improve and has a smooth recovery.

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  10. So glad to hear he is making progress! Such great news! I know it's scary when you have gone through such a major surgery and see all of the tubes and lines attached to your child. My son had his AV repair last June and remember it well. He is a happy heart healthy boy today and I know you little guy will start making great improvements each and every day! Bless you all and give hugs and kisses to your little Carson. Saying healing prayers for him!
    Shawn, Rebekah and Ross Bateman...your Kansas City Fans!

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