Friday, September 14, 2007

Are They Crazy?

Well, I ended up staying the night at the hospital instead of Tim because the hospital called and said Ethan would not eat out of the bottle. They were concerned that he was going too long in between feedings and needed to have more intake. So, of course as soon as I got there he wanted to eat and did just great. He was actually in a really good mood and it was so nice to see the light in his eyes again and an occasional smile.

This morning when we woke up he was again in a great mood and is beginning to let his personality shine through his crummy situation. They brought him in a swing which he loves and all morning has just been swinging and watching tv.

Now here is the crazy news. When the doctors made rounds this morning, they said they were going to remove his pacer wires and get another echo today. And if all goes well with that, then they will probably send him home! Are they sure? Did anyone forget he just had open heart surgery? Well, I have to assume that they know what they are doing, but it sure scares me to take him home so early. Maybe I am just basing this on the last surgeries time line. I knew that this one goes much faster. They had told us to plan on 7-10 days. But today is only day 5. I guess we'll just wait and see.

It is so funny to hear all of the staff that see him for the first time. They all say that he is too "healthy" (meaning chubby) looking for a heart baby. I just have to attribute all of this to all of the prayers that have come our way for a good outcome. I know that we are being watched over. (I only wish I could attribute my "healthy" shape to divine intervention). I will update more as I hear. Who knows, we may be sleeping together as a family tonight. :)

---Allison

3 comments:

The Gatherum Family said...

Allison-
This is amazing news! I am so glad that things are going as well as they possibly could, maybe even better than expected! Gavin is doing great-he is the most entertaining kid I know! Adrian

Anonymous said...

Allison-
That is great news! That is awesome that he is so healthy and doing that well. I am so happy and relieved for you. :) Brenda

melanie said...

Oh my gosh, I am laughing so hard about your divine intervention and healthy shape comment! I have been laughing for about 2 minutes straight now! Such good news about the little man. We're so happy for all of you.