Wednesday, February 6, 2008

And some pictures

(Colby Pre Op: We were laughing because he had to be put in hospital clothes. But....they didn't have any small enough for him. The first wasn't that bad, but the pants hung off him like two tubes dangling from his legs.)
(At times he would start fussing and Tracey would walk him up and down the hall outside our little room where we waited for the surgeon to come get him.)(And Post Op: Look at how he's holding mom's hand. He was really pretty out of it, but he still wanted to hold our fingers. You can see the little bandage at the top of his head. That's the only marking he has from his surgery.)
(When we last left the NICU, we thought all those montiors, wires and alarms were behind us. Well, now we're hoping that THIS time...all those montiors, wires and alarms are behind us.)
(Colby and daddy)

(Mom giving Colby some formula...which he later threw up. Poor little guy is all wired up again.)

Colby did well last night. We called the ICU to check on him as soon as we got up. The nurse said that all in all he's doing wonderfully. He is having trouble keeping his food down and they need to keep an eye on that. But apart from that, he's awake, he's interacting and doing well. The nurse said that she was under the impression that if he can start to keep his food down, he may come home today. However, we've learned not to get too excited as things have changed time and time again. So we'll keep everything in limbo until we talk with the doctor later today.


We feel so relieved that Colby has finally had something done to address his hydrocephalus. I can't wait to see if there's a noticable difference in his interaction or progress. All in time I guess.

5 comments:

Katie said...

Ya!! Colby! He looks great after surgery! I'm still praying for him!!

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear that Colby had a good night, and he looks great. They should be able to give him something to keep down his food thru his IV, if he has one. I would ask a nurse or the Dr. about it. But, so glad he is doing so well!!!

Love,
Jamie, Jordan, and Maleia

Anonymous said...

We are so happy to see that Colby is doing so well...he looks great!!! I hope he gets to come home soon!!! Love, Mary and Hannah

Lorna said...

I'm so happy that Colby is doing so well. Hopefully he'll be home soon and your family can put this behind them. Lots of hugs to Colby :)

Kristin said...

Glad to hear surgery went well and that he's doing so good!