Saturday, May 25, 2013
Dr. Fudge who did Jason's Heart catheter is the on call doctor today and he came in s little while ago and pulled Jason's electrical wires from his chest (went into his chest to his heart). They did an echo at the same time to make sure everything was ok. Everything looked good and after checking some blood work, they started him on Heparin. They will start him on the Coumadin tomorrow. He is still resting. Can't believe how exhausted he is today compared to yesterday. Little worrisome to me, but I will pray more about this to pass. Please continue to pay for Jason to continue to heal and improve. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for everyone's well wishes and prayers!
Had the girls here today and my mom. Ashlyn sort of started sobbing when she saw daddy. I let her know he was fine and she quickly called down. It was sweet! Kaylyn was her normal self, sweet, but still sarcastic. From being overwhelmed today, he had a little trouble breathing and just got super tired. He's now back in bed taking a nap. He woke up at 1 am in a lot of pain this morning, so they gave him a high dose of pain meds. His catheter came out at 9 am along with his neck IV. He's doing so well, and I can only pay he continues to heal at the same speed. Praise God! Everyone is gone now, so it's just him and I until he gets out : )
|Before neck IV came out|
|After neck IV and catheter came ouy|
Friday, May 24, 2013
They are going to stop his IV pain medicine at 2am, so he can get his catheter removed. They are also going to remove his IVs in his neck and wrist arteries tomorrow. He's going to move out of CICU and into a regular cardiac floor room tomorrow if everything is still looking good. Everyone is just amazed at how well he's doing. There's a guy there who's been there for 22 days now and just got his breathing tube out 4 days ago for the same surgery Jason's had basically. He's a lot older though, so Jason it's very blessed to have had this surgery at his age and with his good health (other than his heart)! The girls will be up here tomorrow so we are looking forward to seeing them.
Jason ate an entire lunch and is right now getting his chest tubes out early. Even though his blood pressure is slightly elevated they are cutting the blood pressure medicine. They took the extra catheter out of his neck line. They took a lot of the medicines away also which is good. He's a model patient. His chest x-rays are looking good too, so they aren't harping on him doing the breathing treatments or coughing exercises.
Walked in this morning and Jason was drinking a diet Pepsi and eating breakfast. His blood pressure was a little high and the cardiologist was here. He said he was doing great and his tubes out tomorrow. Now they have him sitting in a chair. He talked to the girls on the phone to help them understand their daddy is ok. Ashlyn lost it yesterday and had a complete meltdown. I had to calm her down.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
So I'm in CICU and now Jason it's really with it, which means anesthesia is finally wearing off. He's very thirsty but isn't allowed to drink yet. He's also itchy from the pain meds. I explained the procedure they had to do and he seemed upset, but I tried to explain that it was a good thing. right now I'm typing this on my phone so excuse me if anything ifs misspelled or grammatically incorrect :-) I heard from more than one nurse that he's doing extremely well for what they just did, so that's good! Praise God!