Carson drank his first liquids today. He was able to drink 2-3 ounces of Pedialite this afternoon. We were able to offer it to him in a bottle and he finished it off pretty quickly. This was the first time he has eaten since before his surgery, so it shouldn't have been such a surprise that he was so hungry. Since he has done a good job of keeping it down thus far, he will start getting liquids every three hours (not sure yet if they will wake him up to eat if he is sleeping). After a successful first round of feeding, Carson enjoyed a bottle of breast-milk before the night was through.
The nurses have also been helping to position Carson in a sitting position today. Doing this for too long wears him out, but it is a great way for gravity to assist in getting all the fluids in his body to settle into the right places. After sitting for about 45 minutes this afternoon, Carson was pretty tuckered out and settled down for a good little snooze.
Both his surgeon and his cardiologist came by to check on Carson today and both were excited about the progress Carson is making. Even better, neither of them showed any signs of concern for his current state.
We are excited to see that Carson is continuing to look and act like himself a little more each day. Included below is a picture of Carson enjoying his Pedialite earlier this afternoon and a picture from Kaylee's visit earlier.