We have been returning to his normal schedule of eating, playing and sleeping, with just a few more resting periods in between. In fact, Liam slept in his room, in his crib for the first night ever last night....we have had him sleeping in our room in the pack-in-play since birth (mainly because I am paranoid and also that it has been easier on us to have him bedside). It was a BIG step for me! LOL =) We did get a really good monitor - Graco Angelcare - the one that senses movement as well as sound, so I felt pretty secure that he would be ok. My mom is also staying with us this weekend to help out and she slept in our guest room which is right next to Liam's room and offered to be on crying duty for us last night. Liam did extremely well, as I only heard him wimper a few times during the night. I was on medicine duty (as we have a 12 am and 4 am med time right now) so I was able to check on him too, both times he was sleeping soundly. He slept for 12 hours....I am so blessed to have a good sleeper on my hands!
Well, this morning I decided to post a series of pictures of how far Liam has come through this surgery, beginning with the day before through today. The last three weeks have been a roller coaster ride that I am sure glad to have behind us...and I am excited for what today and the future hold for us as a family, with little Liam's heart working on all cylinders now!
First, a comparison of day before heart cath/surgery...And today! Look at those pink lips!!
Morning of the heart cath
After surgery 6.3.10
Chest tubes about to come out
On the vent
Eyes open for the first time post-op
Monkey's doing his job well!
Momma gets to hold Liam for the first time post-op!
Arterial line came out...IV went back in, on his head
Sitting up for first time post-op...a little woozy still
Hands free! He sleeps much better when he can play with his ear
My paper bouquet with candy filling for our fabulous nurses!
Lots of rest
Liam loves his daddy!
Home at last...still needs a lot of rest and recovery, but he's come a LONG way!!