Today was the first morning rounds where everyone had smiles and was pleased with how Lincoln is doing! Murph and I are elated. What a difference - doctors joking, nurses smiling, and positive goals being discussed. Last night he was having difficulty with his withdrawals and is still having symptoms. We are hoping it should be better within a day or two. Dr. Huntington stopped by to check on him, and said that withdrawals are very common, especially when he had two mjor surgeries in ne week. I think he was just as excited to see our content little man as we are!
He gets to have his pacer wires out today and possibly his central line, which is HUGE! That means that Dr. Haw and the team have complete confidence in his mitrovalve replacement and heart in general. His lung fluids and air pocket looked even better today on the x-ray, so they are talking about canceling the morning x-rays this week. He still has puffy legs and feet, but the team said that is normal and that the Lasiks will continue to eliminate that fluid. The nurse said that once his wires are out, I get to hold him (Murph keeps telling me not to get my hopes up -too late!). He ate four times over the night, which is also great news. He still has to take bottles because of his fluid monitoring, but he is loving the milk over pedialite. So another positive post! Praise God and all of the prayer warriors! Xoxox