There is no more fear that Mr Boy's organs could prolapse out, so it feels like we are finally, "out of the woods!" Some of the things that happened after surgery combined to create a pretty huge wound on his abdomen which still seems to be getting worse, no matter what we try. They may have to graft some skin over this area after a few months if it doesn't eventually heal up. There was not skin in this area originally, so even if it does heal, it will just be scar tissue. Mr Boy can impress the ladies someday with his battle scars. :)
Doctors would let us go home with the wound as it is, so now the only thing keeping Mr Boy in the ICU are his lungs. His tummy finally "woke up" and started working, so we are close to being off the IV nutrition and on to fully feeding him through his g-tube. But as we've said before, with his newly constructed bladder adding pressure to his lungs, he's got extra work to do in order to keep his lungs open. Not to mention he was sedated and paralyzed 2 weeks, so his lungs are a lil weak. He is still using a Bi-PAP mask while he sleeps but is on to the nasal cannula during the day. As soon as he does not need extra help to breathe, we are going home!!! Maybe next week sometime?
Monday will be Mr Boy's one month anniversary in the PICU. What a crazy month its been... thankfully we know Jesus because I don't know how else we would stay sane.
watching toy story... what else?
Yesterday was Mr Boy's first time out of the room!!!