A Little Something Extra

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Thursday Micah update

Would you believe our little warrior is out of the PICU?  And he spent most of the day playing in someone's lap or in his crib (though he's WAY to tightly tethered to his high-flow oxygen, which we're hoping can change to a regular nasal cannula tomorrow).  He laughed.  He signed.  He babbled.  He smiled.  He gave me a cheesy smile! (though I was unable to capture that on camera)

Though he's very weak and somewhat wobbly, he is getting back to his normal self a lot more quickly than I expected after being sedated on a ventilator for 9 days (he wasn't on a paralytic drug the whole time, but a fair portion of it).  PT and OT were both in today.  The OT is going to recommend a Feeding consult so that I have some security around him trying to eat.  He had a tube down his airway for 9 days and I'm a bit protective of his oral aversion.  I'd like his first eating experience to be a good one so that we don't risk starting this feeding thing over from scratch.

Micah got some great snuggle time with Daddy this evening.

Micah is normally not a finger-chomper.  But he cut his two upper front teeth while he was on the ventilator!  Though I wouldn't have gone to such an extreme, I'm pretty glad he was sedated through that experience. :-)

Micah's first room in Intermediate Care had a lovely view of a port-a-john, a crane, and multiple construction workers (if you could have opened the window, you would have walked out onto the rooftop on which they were working).  It was VERY loud and not very private (assuming you left the blinds open).  I asked if we could change rooms and they were very accommodating (the charge nurse even apologized that it was going to be late in the day... they couldn't move us right away due to nursing assignments that had already been made).  The room into which we moved late tonight has a stellar view of the Minneapolis skyline.


Thank you again for praying for our boy.

12 comments:

Jonathan's Mom said...

Oh, I LOVE the snuggling pictures! And I love that he has his fingers in his mouth, and I love that you got a different room...

Love and prayers for you from us!!!

Emily said...

What a trooper! So glad that he was able to get some much needed snuggle time!

Cathy said...

Micah looks great! Daddy looks happy to have his little boy all snuggled up in his lap. I'm so happy for you that things are looking up!! God is good!

Derek, Kenzee and Gage said...

Micah is looking amazing, what a tough boy! My husband and I are so happy to see how well he is doing, and I'm so happy you got laughs and smiles and signs from him today! What a great day, and the view just tops it off!

Kris said...

Micah looks wonderful! Full recovery, full speed ahead! I'm glad you all get a nicer view...it's the least they can do for all you've been through :) Prayers will continue for sweet Micah.

B. McKenzie said...

I am so happy! he looks so good and I love the contentment in his face while he is snuggling with dad! Way to go Micah!!

sarah said...

Such wonderful news!! Oh how the pictures filled my heart!! Yay for Micah!!

my family said...

Sweet little one he looks good. What a surprise with two teeth! Gorgeous view anything is better than a porta potty ewww

I have an envelope for you still on my counter from tuesday I hope I get it to you before you all are out ;)

one_plustwins said...

Oh, how joyful your heart must be to see Micah snuggling with daddy!! God bless you all!!!

Heidi said...

It's so nice to see pictures of Micah looking so good! I'm glad he is doing so much better and I'm glad you have a better room! I'm sure it makes a big difference.

Amy said...

I'm so glad that things are on the upswing. Yay, Micah!

Angela said...

Thank you for the update! LOVE the picture of him looking better- slowly but surely. We are praying for you!!