Friday, September 5, 2008

Friday Morning

David is doing a lot better this morning. At this moment he is sitting up in a chair eating breakfast. He has been advanced to a regular diet and his nausea seems to be gone. Yesterday afternoon he got the two chest tubes taken out. Then we were moved to a regular room on the cardiac floor. Once we got there we saw the doctors on this floor and they said they wanted the catheter taken out, and the IV in his neck. The catheter is out, but we are still waiting for the neck IV to be removed. David has a little swelling in his hands and feet and so they gave him "compression socks" to help the swelling go down. He slept good last night, and has advanced from IV pain medication to oral medication. Other than being in a lot of pain (and being a little cranky) he's doing well. He says the pain is tolerable until he has to adjust himself or cough. They haven't said when we'll be able to go home, but I'm thinking it will be either tomorrow or Sunday. We are waiting to see Dr. Weiss today, he should be in between 10:00 and 12:00.

3 comments:

jkmoss3 said...

From that description it sounds like open heart surgery is a lot like getting a C- section. That is exactly how I would have described my recovery all the way down to adjusting for a cough... everything minus the tubes the neck IV, oh and the open heart surgery. I hated the compression socks. Tell David I know how he feels. Sorta ;).

I am so glad to hear that you are all doing ok. I hope your feeling ok. I am so glad that you are keeping us all updated.

Kristen

usmcwife200 said...

I just want to take a minute and thank God for watching over the family, and being with you during your great time of need. My God continue to bless you and keep watching over you. We will keep you all in our prayers.

God Bless,

The Shirley's (Ron, Cindy, Teresa, Aimee, Ronnie, Brittany, and kids)

Kimi said...

So happy to hear David is doing so well.

Thanks for keeing us all udated on David and the family.