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.