I don't think there is anything worse than watching my baby boy in pain (except for my poor mom who has to watch me in pain and her grandbaby all day long). Today we found out that Lincoln has fluid building up on the right side of his lungs. They upped his Lasik meds to hopefully decrease the fluid, but will have to put in a chest tube if it doesn't take care of it. He is also having complications in his stomach, and they are thinking it is a side effect from the bypass surgery. He also seems to be affected by his pain meds, and we are hoping that is what is causing his agitation and restlessness. The night nurse and doctor took him off of it and gave him a sedative to help him sleep. The great news is none of his major organs have been compromised and all of his issues are fixable. He also moved into a crib instead of his huge surgical bed, and he had a few more tubes removed today too.
The nurse was trying to cheer me up and calm Lincoln down, so she let me hold him for an hour. It was really difficult with all of his wires, tubing, and injuries, but still amazing to look down at his sweet body in my arms. He truly is a rock star, but it just does not seem fair for him to have to endure something so painful and massive.