After I blogged last I had a very special moment, I held Teagan for the first time since before his surgery. I was talking to his nurse about when they would take out the tube because I really want to hold him. She said, "I'll let you hold him." Aunt Kimmy Immediately started to cry and the nurse said, " if you cry I won't let you because I'll cry too." It was a very tender moment as I held my baby, he immediately knew I was holding him and we had this out of the world moment. Our PICU friends passing by all stopped to watch our sacred moment. It was only 45 mins, but I loved and cherished every second. It was the best April Fools I've ever had!
Yesterday was a good day, Ryan and his parents got up here about 10. They spent the day with him. He only put out 20cc of fluid from his chest tube, so we placed bets on when they would take it out. I said Monday, Ryan said Friday. I got to go get my haircut, finally, and then me and my mom came up about 3. He looked great and we had one of our favorite nurses, Princess Ashley. She is darling and loves our little Incredible. She let me and Ryan hold him till shift change. The best news of the day was he had his echo, and by the grace of God they could not see a clot, come to find out it never existed. What they thought was a clot has really been there all along, and it is just tissue hanging from his Mitro-Vale, which is nothing to worry about.
Today we arrived to a very alert baby in our nurse's arms. Bonnie, Dr. K's nurse, removed his pacer wirer's and his CHEST TUBE! He looks great, lots of chest scars, but chicks dig scars! They started feeding him again, it's Portagen (fat-free formula), we must go back the way we came, so eventually we will get back to the dairy queen (breast milk). I held him all morning until his diaper was so full I started to get wet. Bonnie also mentioned if things keep up they most likely will be moving us to the floor on Monday, SCARY. But it is a step in the right direction.