We just met with the surgeon. He thinks that DAvid looks good this morning from a post-op surgical perspective. He is concerned that David is still draining quite a bit of lymphatic fluid out of his tube.
During the course of the surgery lymphatic glands were impacted and some started leaking. The surgeon tied them all off, but unfortunately some are leaking. He has a tube draining it all off. At first he was draining very little lymphatic fluid, but now he has started putting out quite a bit.
This is not life threatening, but can make his progress slower because if it does not stop then he will not be able to eat or drink anything for a long while and receive all nurtrition through an IV. For a big milk drinker like our Dave that is going to be awful.
So prayer warriors PLEASE pray very specifically that this lymphatic fluid stops. On a good note your prayers about his fever worked because we have been 99ish since 2 a.m.! Praise you Lord!!!!
We are hopeful that today we can leave PICU and move back to the floor. This is will be a fun step because then we can bring out all his fun stuff again. There is no room in PICU for balloons, toys, cards, and my bible verses, so hopefully today we can have a little fun "decorating" our new room.
My heart is heavy this morning for some reason. I am feeling a little down but I am getting ready to get in my bible and that always makes me feel better. Our eating around here has been sporadic and minimal and for some stupid reason last night I tried to eat something too greasy and it has made me feel sick. I need to stick to a bland diet because our emotions are on such a roller coaster that often we feel physically sick around here:(
We are looking forward to moving to his room today-this PICU room is cold and super small. We have had amazing care in the PICU and we will miss some of the nurses in here.
Mike stayed with David last night and I went to the RM house. Mike said that David pulled the tube out of his nose : ) Amazingly he allowed the nurse to reinsert another one with minimal drama.
Thanks prayer warriors and dear friends. We feel the love from you and our Heavenly Father. We will post more when we get additional news:)