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Sunday, November 21, 2010~waiting to go home

posted Nov 21, 2010, 10:00 PM by Sean Molby   [ updated Nov 21, 2010, 10:05 PM ]

Another busy, eventful day today and Tristan is still doing remarkably well!


They pulled his draining tubes in his chest today. So that has helped a lot with Tristan not being so uncomfortable. He also had several huge bowel movements, FINALLY!!! That has helped with his pain and discomfort as well.


His has been in really good spirits today laughing and smiling a lot! He is off all extra oxygen and is maintaining 79-86 oxygen saturation percentages and he looks sooooo good. He is a nice pink color and he just looks like he feels so much better.


We are starting to have problems with him taking the pacifier again and baby food. He wouldn’t take either all morning or afternoon. I did manage to get him to eat a little bit of peas and applesauce this evening but he is still refusing the pacifier  L. Occupational therapy is supposed to come by tomorrow morning so hopefully she will have some ideas. I am pretty sure the problem is his throat is still a bit sore from being intubated and so he doesn’t want to swallow as often as it would take if sucking on a paci. Before when he was taking it he was on morphine and ativan and although his throat was still sore I think the meds helped him to just not care as much. Now he is only on oxycodone and he is only taking it about every 6 hours, they prescribed up to every 4 hours as needed but he is doing okay with waiting till 6. In anycase I it doesn't help with the irritaion from being intubated-that just takes time. 


Overall another happy day and hopefully we will be going home soon! Wish us luck

Till tomorrow Christy