Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Mikan is recovering from surgery. All the surgeries went as planned. He was pretty irritable right after surgery and Monday night. He slept much of Tuesday. The only painkiller he received was Tylenol. Wednesday morning will be his first opportunity to eat without the tube going down his nose. We hope that his feedings will improve. We think he is very hungry. He incessantly sucks on his pacifier. Hopefully, by the end of the week, Mikan's steroids will be weaned a little.

We will be here until Mikan recovers and a home nursing agency takes our case. Our first choice for home nursing already has informed us that they will not be able to take our case. So now on to agencies 2 and 3. We'll see.

Thanks to Grandma Kartje for spending the night with Mikan and allowing Jenna and I a night at home to slept.

Jenna is excited to be spending the next 5 days with Mikan at the hospital.


Hope said...

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I'm happy his surgery is behind him and he can start to heal. I really hope the nursing issues resolve fast so you can take your baby boy home, where he belongs!

Joshua said...

We are so happy and relieved to hear everything went as planned with the surgeries. We've been doing a lot of praying here. Mikan is so lucky to have such good parents. We are also very grateful, as I'm sure all who care about Mikan are, for your diligence in keeping us informed of his progress. Thank you.

Josh, Tina, Jonah & Aaron