May 20, 2010

PICU Day 2

Carter looked a little better today. His eye is definitely swollen, but he did wake up and look at me long enough to give me that "What did you do to me, and why aren't you cuddling with me?" look and then started freaking out.

They started him on steroids to get rid of the swelling which I asked them to do yesterday, but what do I know? They want to extubate after he's been on the steroids for 24 hours which would mean tomorrow. I sure hope they can because he needs some serious cuddle time!
We snuck a peek at his Echocardiogram results, and from we could tell it looked as though nothing has changed which is GREAT NEWS....but we aren't docs, so there could be something in there that isn't good. I have a call into his Cardiologist, so hopefully we'll find out some info soon.

Here's a comparison of how his eye usually looks when he's sleeping, and how it looks now. It used to be slightly open and now it's completely closed. Success!

Again, thank you for all of the warms my heart to know there are so many people who care about our little guy. As you can see, we're not out of the woods yet, but I think we may be on our way.


Kristin said...

Sweet little guy. Praying you can cuddle soon :)

Lacey said...

Email me. and let me know when is a good time for me to come visit!

Phyllis said...

awwe, he looks so darn cute even after a tough surgery! I love that you snuck a peak at the Echo. How do these drs expect us to wait??? His eye seriously looks really good. I'm no surgeon, but it looks like they did a great job!


Aw he still looks soo cute; you got one tough little guy there.
It must be soo hard not be able to cuddle him.
Hopefully tomorrow.
I am sending lots of positive thoughts your way


Rochelle said...

Just want to let you know we're thinking of you all here too! Glad things are going well, that Carter is a champ!

Colleen said...

I sure hope you can cuddle with him real soon. I'm glad the eyelid surgery was a success!!

Amber said...

Seriously...I could reach through this monitor and cuddle him myself! I love that you are seeing results already...praying with you for a swift recovery.

jjpsmommy07 said...

many hugs and continued prayers for you. glad surgery went well. Hope you get to hold and hug your little guy soon.

Michelle said...

Poor baby. God love him. Sending you a big hug! I know how it feels to have to watch your baby feel bad and not be able to do the one thing you can. He knows you are there, though, hang in Mama!

Kelli said...

He's such a trooper!! :)