|still waiting patiently|
|the Bair hugger cooling machine|
Jasiu currently is sporting two separate chest tubes, urine catheter, arterial line, central line, 2 iv's, oxygen nose cannula, cerebral and renal servo saturation monitors, pulse ox probe, his binky and Barney!
To someone who has never been around this it would seem like but somehow we were mentally prepared to see it. Though it's still not pleasant to look at and seeing your baby boy connected to so many wires, tubes and monitors breaks a mamma's and tata's heart. He was still pretty sleepy so only went for the nasal cannula once and the head monitor once as well but we were able to distract him with Barney and hugging Barney and highlander music seems to keep his hands away from the wires.. for now.
Dr. Illbawi, our surgeon, did come out to see us today after he was done in the OR (and he had 4 surgeries today) and I couldn't help but hug the man that touched our son's heart yet again.
His first words after Jasiu woke up were for his pacifier and he fell asleep. The next words were for something to drink. He is on a strict fluid restriction for the next 24-36 hours that means he can not drink anything till at least Wednesday morning. I have been warned that this will be the hardest part, not being able to give him what he wants which is so basic.. water...
We decided that to try to avoid having Jasiu freak out if he happens to wake up so at least one of us will stay with him at all times. I'm taking the first shift while Joe went to try to attempt some shut eye. Baby boy is sleeping so I'm able to type up an update and it's a way for me not to fall asleep. It has been a long day, but it's the least we can do for him, just be there.
We appreciate all your prayers and good thoughts through text messages, phone calls and facebook. God is Good and we are thankful for everything. While we are not "out of the woods yet" we are on the right path so far.