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,