Tomorrow (Friday) we find out about Nick’s cultures and what they plan to do – if anything.  Tomorrow will be the deciding factor in whether or not Nicholas goes to camp.  Whew!  What a week!  Praying for clear cultures and no IV antibiotics.


Going Home

Ok.  He is dressed, he is taking Tylenol, and we are getting our discharge instructions.  So we should be on the way out the door in about 15 or 20 minutes.  I will post again once we get home. 

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers this morning.  They have definitely been felt by the both of us.  We thank God that this has been a very smooth procedure for him and that he has not been sickened by the anesthesia.  We are glad to be going home. 

In His Grace, Robin

In Post-Op Waiting

We have been moved to post-op waiting.  Here, they monitor him as he wakes up more and is able to move around, walk around, etc, and we get our discharge instructions.  Soon he should be getting dressed so we can go home.

In the Back with Nick

Update:  He’s awake and they are trying to get him ready to move out to the post-op waiting.  He is drinking apple juice and is being silly on the anesthesia.

They just came out and told me I can go back to post-op with Nick.  He is out like a light.  This is the first time I have been able to have the computer back here with me.  They were just taking the breathing tube out when I came in so that was an experience.  He looks like he is going to be asleep for a while and they are monitoring his blood sugar.

What the Doc Said

The doctor has already come out to tell me what they saw.  He said that there had been some changes on the right side lungs since his last chest xray, which was a week ago, and that there was quite a bit of bronchitis in the upper and lower airways.  They removed ALOT of secretions (mucous) from his lungs while they were in there.  Unfortunately, we will not know a more difinitive answer until the cultures mature, which will be Thursday or Friday.  This still leaves camp iffy for him right now.  He also told me that Nicholas’ doctor was somewhat befuddled over his lung function and is hoping these cultures can shed some light on what is going on down there.

He did really well and they are moving him to post-op as we speak.  Hopefully, I will be able to go back there soon.  I will try to post then if I can.

Going to Sleep

They just came and walked him back.  I accessed his port last night so they didn’t have to wait on an IV to be done.  They love that.  He also told them what to give him to put him to sleep and she wrote it down in her procedure notes.  She thought it was too funny and wonderful at the same time. 🙂 So we should be hearing something from the doctor in about 45 minutes or so.

In Pre-op

Answering all the questions – waiting for anesthesia.