She is not in pain and is sleeping 99% of the time so her body can heal.
She opened her eyes once yesterday with Yoda.
Rest is best. She needs a little help to breath and the ventilator helps her. She has to initiate the puff and then the ventilator kicks in, amazing machine.
Nana is expected to be ICU for a while longer.
Family is allowed in the ICU 24/7-that really helps.
Yoda is OK-if you see him tell him to get some rest.
I am off to make sure he eats lunch and will try to convince him to nap with The Sprout.
Please pray for no infections, Nana's comfort and strong lungs.
The surgery went as expected with no major complications.
Today was a bit rough though. As Nana was taken off of oxygen, one of her lungs collapsed. The Dr's fixed her up quickly by putting in a chest tube. When we saw her after that she was doing well (no pain). The Sprout had fun kicking a blown up rubber glove up and down the hallway of the observation unit. (sorry nurses- the other patients and I got a good laugh though! That Grandpa of ours always gets us into trouble!)
Later (about 10 pm) we got a call from the nurse to tell us that it looks like Nana needs a little bit more help breathing so they are going to move her back to ICU and they might have to put her back on the ventalator for a while. Just until she gets a little stronger. I am off to be with Yoda and Nana at the hospital. Will keep you all posted.
This shopping trip was about a 1/2 hour after a 2 hour nap.
I have no idea what games you play Grandpa but Mothers all over the world would pay big bucks to learn your secrets!
Killer Beef Dips, Fret Board Fries and Strawberry Shortcake Slasher were on the menu last week.
I had to add this last picture of our tough guy reading Big Birds ABC's to the Sprout. The Sprout chose the book and took it right to his big buddy. It seems like yesterday this 16 year old and I were watching Lamb Chops and reading Big Bird.
Love these 3 boys. They each mean the world to me in such different ways. I could not be happier or luckier. I picked The Sprout's shirt up at The Gap for under $10 in the summer, Yoda's was $12 on sale last week. Sweet McDreamy went digging through his closet to find a close match so he could be one of the 3 striped sillies. They each wore their shirt with pride, The Sprout would pull at his and then point to Yoda's. He knew. I am so lucky.
What makes you feel lucky?
kids are work, but the kind of work you love
photographers of children should be paid more, lots more. And then more.
I am not and never will be a photographer. I have stopped pretending as of... now.
a wagon can be used as a weapon. They should put this on the box.
my sister is insane. 3 kids under 2.5 years. poor thing, I must also add that she is allergic to alcohol. poor poor sis.