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April 28th (48 hours post op)

posted Apr 28, 2010, 10:34 AM by Sean Molby

Again, we can not thank everyone enough for all the thoughts and prayers you are sending Tristan’s way.

We came in this morning to great news! The prayers have worked and Tristan has started peeing, YIPEE!!!!   J It is funny how little things that we do everyday without thought make such a difference to him. So with this new development, they have now lowered Tristan back to the lowest dose of epinephrine, have stopped giving him extra fluids, and lowered his ventilator settings as well. They went down on the fentanyl (this is the sedation medicine), and they were able to start him on lasix to help reduce the swelling. The new goal for today is to wean him completely off the epinephrine and get his swelling down so that the pressure, from the extra weight of the fluid, will be relieved and it will then make it easier for him to breathe on his own.  They can then start to wean him off the ventilator. That will be a slower process but we are hoping by weeks end he will be awake and breathing on his own.

He will also get a visit from his big sister tonight who has anxiously waited for him to be stable enough to come see him. Briahnna has only gotten to see him once since he has been here, the Sunday before surgery, so this is a big day for Tristan all around! ~Christy

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