Thursday, August 19, 2010

Day 1 Recovery

Immediately following surgery ~ still intubated
Jethro did well yesterday and last night. He did spike a fever in the night, but there were no infection markers in his labs, so the nurse thought that it was a "rebound" fever from being on bypass.

Extubating him went well, for the most part. It made him quite unhappy to have that tube pulled, so his sats dropped to 19 8-O ~ not good! When the night nurse came on, his day nurse said, "Jethro is a baby with a 2-yr old attitude!" I suppose that if anyone has a right to pitch a fit, it's a baby who's had to go through a few surgeries.

This morning, he is looking good, and Dr. Sunshine wrote orders for starting to feed this baby, and to begin both Speech and Physical therapy. Everyone seems pretty happy with how Jethro is doing ~ but they are also keeping in mind that he has a tendency to do well, and then take a dive. :-P

24 hours after surgery ~ extubated and looking good!
His blood pressure is higher than they would like it, so that is a prayer request, and his lungs need to rebound from surgery ~ right now he is o2 dependent, so that is another prayer request. Dr. Sunshine wrote for respiratory therapy as well, to help get his lungs back in shape.


  1. What a precious picture. If any child has a right to have an attitude it's little Jethro. I'm going to increase my prayers for him. Thank you for the update.

  2. Thank you for sharing your beautiful child, I will continue to prayer for him.


  3. Thanks for the update, we'll continue to pray for your little fighter.

    Mrs. G

  4. Sounds like everything is going great! Oh my goodness, the pictures bring back so many memories for me, I am soo glad he is doing well, and don't forget to take care of yourself during this, he needs you to be healthy too!!