Saturday, November 8, 2008

Hello

Whew, we are 4 days post surgery. I apologize for not updating sooner, however our computer decided to break down at just the wrong time. I am writing this from a hotel across the street from the D-Man himself.

Here is a quick rundown of what's been going on with our Surprise Master.

His chest was closed on Wednesday night and he did very well with it. No problems or issues.

On Thursday, he was taken off a major heart medication and was also taken off the medication that was paralyzing his body. Apparently that night, he was trying to move a bit more than they had wanted him to, so he was sedated. Everything was still going along just fine, though.

Yesterday, his heart lines were taken out. These were attached to his heart and were there for monitoring purposes. He had a little bit of bleeding from that, but that has since stopped and he is recovering from that very well.

We just left the hospital and it's about 2pm. When we went in to his room this afternoon, he heard our voices and started trying to open his eyes! He was moving his body and began fighting the vent a bit. As I'm sitting here typing this, he is getting his ventilator removed! Yeah!! We will go back in a few minutes to see how he is doing with that. We are hoping like heck that he does well, so that it does not need to be reinserted. C'mon Dylan!! You can do it, Buddy!

It seems like every day we go into his room, we notice that there are fewer and fewer tubes, wires, IVs, machines etc. It is so exciting to see Dylan's amazing progression.

This has been quite a week. So many emotions...

We simply could not be any more proud of our son if we tried. He is a brave little fighter, we now know that for sure.

Thank you all so much for your thoughts and prayers. They have certainly gotten me through some tough moments.

Lots and lots of love,
Laurie

17 comments:

Jane said...

Laurie, our thoughts and prayers and those of all of our family are constantly with Dylan, you, Dave and Cassidy. Much love, and many prayers, Steve and Jane

Cleo said...

Dylan, your extraordinary strength, determination, courage, resilience, tolerance and inner wisdom are such a source of inspiration to all. I keep your beautiful face in my mind's eye, my heart and my spirit are with you. Sending you all my love, strength and healing energy all the time. Many Blessings to you ~

Laurie, the force of LOVE for Dylan ~your powerful LOVE and inner strength~ are sustaining and carrying him throughout these trying times. Keep your mind focused in GOOD HEALTH and STRENGTH, continue to be OPTIMISTIC and remain faithful during Dylan’s healing journey. Dylan is doing Great ~. All is well ~. Everything is going to be OK ~

Please know that I continue to send constant positive thoughts, prayers filled with strength, loving and healing energy for a ~ healthy recovery ~ every day. :)

Lots of love.

Amanda said...

Yay, glad to hear thing are getting better and better for Dylan and you guys!!

Kimberly said...

D- dude you are the best! Breathing on your own already, great job buddy, nothing can hold you back! You continue to amaze me every day! You are my hero.
L and D, you guys have been so strong and inspiring. You are the best parents.
Thank you so much for the pics, the progress he has made and continues to make is truly remarkable!
I love you.

Cathy said...

A BIG hooray for Dylan!!! I'm so happy for all of you. Prayers are continuing from Illinois!!!! Thanks for the update.

Karly said...

What an impressive little fighter you have there. Way to go, Dylan!

Lisa said...

So, so glad to hear how well he's doing! What an amazing little guy he is!!

Jen said...

Such great news! I have been wondering how things were going, and I'm so, so, so glad to hear of this amazing progress. He'll be home before you know it!

Aaron and Amy said...

Great job, Dylan! It's all downhill from here, buddy! You've done the hardest part. Still sending prayers your way.

c1ndy said...

Thinking of you every day. x

Lis said...

This is the BEST news. I was so excited when I got the picture with NO VENT! Dylan is a rock star!

Ellen said...

So happy to read. My niece (born 8-25-08) is due for the same surgery on Dec 1, so I read with keen interest. Way to go Dylan!

Sharon said...

I'm so glad to hear that he's making such great progress. I'll continue to send good thoughts your way and hope you'll be able to take Dylan home very soon!

karen said...

What a strong little guy Dylan is. SO happy to hear everything is going well. You are in my thoughts!
Karen, July08 pg.org

Derek, Kenzee and Gage! said...

So good to hear the update and the great news! What a tough boy Dylan is, we are so proud of him. Stay strong, all of you! He is awesome. Prayers and best wishes sent your way. Kenzee (chubbagage from BBC)

Jeanette said...

Yeah! Way to go Dylan!

Amy said...

Still thinking of you. I'm so glad that he has less and less wires everyday. ;hugs: