So just a quick update! The surgery happened early Monday morning and he was done and in the post-op room by 11:00 am. He was moved about 1 or 2 pm into the Pediatric ICU. The first day he was in a lot of pain and would fall asleep only to wake up a few minutes later screaming. It was so hard to see him like that but we quickly figured out if we caressed his head/cheek and sang softly to him that he'd calm down (with a little help also from some morphine!) Later on that day they let us give him Pedialyte and we saw instant results! He was much happier once he had food in his tummy and took leaps and bounds the rest of that day in his condition. His head was a bit swollen, but he could see and open his eyes! He started sleeping more and was much happier! Tuesday he got even better (no more morphine needed) and in the evening he began to eat baby food, sat up on his own, started smiling and giggling, playing with anything and everything that he could get his hands on and able to be up a little longer each time. He stayed in the PICU until his release this morning! When Dr. Cahan (the neurosurgeon) came in and saw him sitting up unassisted and smiling he said, "this kid's too healthy to be here. Let's send him home!" We were okay with that! :) We feel very blessed. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers!
~:[CH6 - Day 173]:~ Welcoming the Rain
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