Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Overall a Good Day :)

Charlie has done well with the new attachment. He came out of anesthesia just fine and was a little agitated afterwards while he was being fitted for his wrist splints. Currently his breathing is labored so his nurse has clamped the drain to limit the amount of fluid that is draining. When he exerts any sort of additional energy such as labored breaths, then the fluid drains too fast and the pressure can go too low. A low intracranial pressure is not as concerning as a high pressure but it can give him quite a headache. He just received Ativan and Morphine to chill him out so they can unclamp the drain.

Good News: The drain must be relieving some pressure because we heard a cry for the first time in 16 days. I never thought I would want to hear my boy cry but it totally made my day. The cry was more of a facial grimace and then a groan. I will try to figure out the video capabilities so you can see it. I hope it’s a good sign that he is becoming a little more aware. He will have a repeat CT scan in the morning to evaluate the progress

7 comments:

Roxey said...

Oh my gosh! A cry!!! That's wonderful!

Meghan said...

he cried! then i cried. sammy and jane are currently crying. i think he started something... what a guy! i am thrilled.

Trish said...

Wonderful news! I'm thrilled that he's making sounds again, let's keep that up! He deserves a good ole shout out for holding back for so many days. Hooray for tiny steps. Love you all and prayers are coming to you from this direction.

StakerSensations said...

that is huge!!! keep going Charlie!!!

Anonymous said...

Our prayers are with you!!!


Howie & Cindy

chili said...

YES!!! :) Wednesday just became a good day! Thanks Char!

Randy and Tera said...

That is Great News!!! Keep up the good Work Charlie!