Sunday, February 15, 2009

Feb. 15 - Hanging out in Level III

Colton is continuing to recover from his PDA surgery from yesterday. He is still intubated but is on room oxygen only. He is also sedated to minimize post-operative pain. We are hopeful that he will be extubated tomorrow.

Wendy, Sydney, Grammy (Joan) and I visited with Colton today and his doctors. Sydney drew a picture of Colton and cut it out and we taped it to his crib. Kids really pick up on details because Sydney had strategically placed bruises on the picture that matched those that her brother had in the early days. We didn't get to hold him today but we did hang out with him for a few hours. We visited with his neonatologist and pediatrician and they both felt he was doing great after his surgery. His in-hospital pediatrician is actually good friends with Colton's pediatrician that we'll use when he comes home. She is a very competent pediatrician and has a personality and bedside manner that rivals any doctor I have ever met. It's good to deal with doctors who are "real people" and have similar life experiences as you.

We'll visit with Colton again tomorrow and continue to keep you updated on his progress. We don't know exactly how many people are visiting this blog but we have heard through the grapevine that quite a few people keep up with Colton on this website. We truly appreciate your love, concern, support and prayers. Bret, Wendy, Sydney and Colton


Pam said...

He is still covered with all our prayers! I love these positive updates!

My love to all of you!

Lora said...

Keep on truckin' Little C-man. Hugs and LOVE

Tara Powell said...

I am so glad the surgery went well. We will continue to pray. Thanks for all the updates!