Saturday, December 18, 2010

Almost 24 hours post-op!

Noah is doing very well. His urine output is not doing as good as they would want but they are keeping an eye on that. They have turned off his paralytic about an hour ago and so far he is started to move his tongue and a little eye movement. His sedation meds are even higher than the last operation. He has not gotten swollen yet but we should see some swelling in the next few days. His heart rate is still high but given the lengthy procedure yesterday, his heart is just a little mad. His blood pressure is stable. However, post-op his pressures were on the low side. During surgery, he had a moment of hypertension but that was the only time that his numbers were not good.
The second VSD was left open. Dr Mitchel was unable to close it safely enough. The position of the VSD was in such a spot that he was unable to see. But he is hopeful and optimistic that Noah should not have any trouble having a more "normal" active life... it will just be a short term struggle with recovery.

Things to focus on in your prayers:
Noah's overall recovery to be quicker this time around.
Urine output to improve.
Noah's pain control and sedation to be balanced well and no struggles.
His airways and lungs to heal and be strong enough for when it comes time to extubate him.
That the second VSD to close on it's own/not cause any problems and not require any additional operations or procedures.
For his strength to return.
Easier time getting him back off the sedation drugs.
When it comes time to try feeding him, that his gut will work and will not cause him any discomfort.

Thank you everyone!

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Welcome to Noah's blog! We thank you for following us on our God-led journey and thank you for all your thoughts and prayers! Noah was born June 22, 2009 with many anatomical birth defects and underwent his first major surgery when he was just 4 days old. He has been in and out of the hospital since day one and has had a total of 4 major surgeries to date, with his latest one being the most extreme and difficult - his first open heart surgery on November 4 and December 17th, 2010. He is a warrior and this is his journey...

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