Thursday, April 10, 2008

Recovery Update

First, I would like to thank all of those who have helped out the past week and a half. We have appreciated the prayers and support! We definitely could not have done it without you guys!

Ian is still doing well. He has seemed to be more fussy the past few days than before. He is now done with antibiotics and Tylenol with codeine, but he will still be taking Amicar and regular Tylenol for a few days.

His sleeping schedule is more or less the same. We try to have him on bed around 8 or 8:30, which seems to still work well. He is getting up at least once a night, but that's much better than we had expected.

He has started eating better and is up to at least 3 oz. every 3 hours. We started him on some new solids yesterday: bananas. Surprisingly, he seemed to like the veggies from a few weeks ago more than the fruit. I'm sure a lot of it has to do with the adjustment to eating solids without the NAM.

All in all, we've been very pleased with the results. Some of the tape has started to come off, which is quite exciting! I'm ready for it all to be off! He is still wearing the arm braces to make sure he doesn't disrupt the healing.

One week, 2 days post-op:

One week, 3 days post-op:


HeatPete said...

You all are still in our prayers. Give your little man an extra hug from us and an extra especially from Abigail.

The Ski's said...

Sounds like all is going great! We are so impressed with you all! I am getting a bit nervous about our upcoming surgery...but excited at the same time. It has been nice to have been able to watch Ian go through the same procedures to see what you reccommend and so on. You have been a big help to us.....and we hope you know that. How is feeding a bottle without the NAM? That will be a big adjustment for Reid, I have a feeling. Do take care! Wish I lived closer to be a help!!!! You are doing great!!!!

Caleb Ryan said...

I'm glad to see that he is doing so well. He looks great and I can't wait to see him without the tape on. He looks so different but he is still just sooo... cute. I can't wait for you to bring him up to the office so that I can see him in person. I'm glad to see that you two are doing well and ya'll are doing so well with him. He is very lucky to have parents like ya'll that have taken such good care of him.