Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Day 1 in the PICU

Well we made it through the night and all is well. We got to see him at about 4:30 yesterday and spent a few hours by his bed. It was a lot of getting him comfortable on his meds and stabilizing his stats. He did not want to stay asleep and that was really hard to see him wake up and cry with no sound. We got here this morning and Teagan had a ok night still needed lots of Fentonal to keep him asleep. Today the goal is to get him off the vent and breathing on his own. So they have to let him wake up a little bit and he is not happy. So we pray for peace and rest and strong lungs. (his lungs have some mucus in them) Also he threw-up early this morning (blood) So they have a tube down to his stomach to suck it all out and they are starting his tummy meds. Gail has been our nurse yesterday and today and our night nurse was Heidi, all ones we have had before and love (Gail was the first to let me hold him last time). We have his crib all decorated with his Incredible stuff and he has his music and favorite blanket. I am so glad to have the surgery done. Dr. K feels really good about it. I asked what happens if his aorta does that again and he said very straight forward "it won't". So I have to trust him. Life up here is just as we left it, grateful our own trails as learn of other peoples. Teagan is a fighter and I know he can pull through again. Last night as I left I told him to go to a happy place and let GG rock him and sing to him, just promise to come back.
P.S. Next post will be pictures so be forewarned, they are not our happy little guy we are use to.

12 comments:

Cody, Meg, and Madie said...

Ryan and Brytten, I just found your blog for Teagan yesterday, and I was with all of yall praying for him. Let us know what we can do- if you need anything, don't hesitate. I am so amazed by yalls strength, and Teagan is so strong. We are continuing to keep you in our prayers as Teagan recovers. Give us a call if you need anything, my number is 916-1098.
~Megan and Cody Burns

The Moving Circus said...

Brytt and Ryan,

I want you to know that I have been following what has been going on closely, also through Allana. Our prayers are wtih you guys. I can't imagine how hard it has to be on you guys but I know Hevenly Father is looking after your family.

Love,

Alisha

Stoney and Jen said...

Whew! We are sooo glad to hear he is doing well. Brytt, you amaze me. You are so strong and we continue to pray for things to improve and bless you with love and comfort!

Kathy said...

Brytten,
I'm glad the surgery went so well, good luck in the days to come.

Anonymous said...

Well here comes the tears again. I love what you aid at the end about GG I am sure she is there with him and also Grandpa and many other angels. I love you so much and I am hoping I can come on Friday because I work from six am to ten am. I hope to see you soon!
Love Ya!
Coke

Anonymous said...

Sorry I meant to say what you Said.

Michele said...

It was good to see you guys yesterday. You have such a great support system. I am SO glad he made it through the night and is doing well. I hope to read many more good updates!!

Jodi Pettit said...

We are so glad to here Teag is doing well. We are all praying for him. If Mason can come play or we can help in anyway let us know.

Love Ya,
Josh & Jodi

Tami Acord-Nelson said...

Ahhhh, the PICU. Is it strange that I am glad he is there? Happy to know those angel nurses are taking care of him. was going to bring treats tomorrow, but the bos are not feeling well, I will come up on Saturday- I will bring Twix and Sugar cookies!
Love Ya,
Tami

Natalie Jensen said...

I am so glad that he is doing ok. He is so strong, it is so encouraging. I am glad that the Dr is confident that he won't have the problem with his aorta again. We'll keep looking for updates. Thanks!

Seth said...

Just want you to know I'm thinking of you and praying for your family.
Shannon

jessica said...

We are glad to hear everything is going well. Keep it up Teagan:)