Monday, May 4, 2009

Out of the PICU

Nicholas is out of the PICU and back in a regular room in the children's hospital. His neurosurgeon is very pleased with his recovery. He ordered a CT scan just to make sure the shunt is working properly. I fed him some Pedialyte this afternoon and he can go back eating 3 ounces every 3 hours now. I just fed him 2 ounces and didn't give him more so he doesn't get sick. He hasn't eaten anything since last Wed. so 3 ounces might be a bit much. He voice is back but it is hoarse. He probably has a sore throat. He is getting breathing treatments every 3 hours and is back on the low flow cannula. He is on 1/2 liter of flow and satting 100 most of the time. I don't think he will have a problem getting back to 1/4 liter like he was on at home. He is peeing well and the only swelling he has is right around his incisions. I probably won't be posting pictures while we are here because I don't have our camera software on the laptop.


  1. Yay!!!!!! Your little family is back together and soon will be home again.

  2. Such good news!!!! Happy to hear that Nicholas is bouncing back.

  3. Great News!! Our Nicholas, our little fighter, is on his way to recovery and getting back home with Mommy and Daddy and the critters.