Thursday, October 15, 2009

Doing good


Jax is doing good tonight. They left him on the vent, I don't know for how long. I haven't heard any plans to take him off tonight. It wasn't near as bad as I thought seeing him for the first time with his new hardware. He does look funny to me with no cannula, his nostrils look huge to me, but it wasn't all that bad. I think the good thing is he was slightly awake when I first went in but he was pretty zoned. Then they gave him morphine and he's been in la la land since. So he doesn't seem to be in pain and he hasn't cried yet.
The blue lines on his chest are the stitches in the trach, they will stay in for 3 days, then they will switch trachs and he'll be ready to go to the floor if he's otherwise stable. We're expecting a week to ten day stay.
Oh, and tomorrow when I get up there I promise to give him kisses from everyone!!

31 comments:

Anderson Family said...

Just checking in again. He looks good with his new "hardware." It is different seeing his face without a cannula. I hope you will be able to see an improvement in his breathing soon. We will of course continue to pray that all will go smoothly with all the teaching that goes along with this new step. Loves and prayers to all of you!

Stephanie said...

Oh my, he was always beautiful, but WOW!

That sweet face of his is really something Lacey. Try to get some sleep and don't forget our kisses!!

The Lehnick Family said...

All the more kisses to give without his cannula...he looks great and very peaceful...Praying for a speedy and well recovery...hope you can get some rest tonight...Make sure he gets
"ALL" those kisses from everyone!!!

Dawn said...

I'm glad to hear that he is doing well this evening. Hoping for an uneventful and quick recovery.

Kristin said...

He looks so peaceful. Praying he keeps his hands away from his new hardware tonight! Hugs.

Tina said...

Wow its so great to be able to see his beautiful face now. So relieved to hear everything went well and that Jax is doing o.k. keep praying that he adjusts well and you see a remarkable improvement in him now. Loads of hugs to him :)

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

He really does look great Lacey! He just has such an angelic little face. I am glad he is doing good. Try and get some rest tonite!

Becky said...

HOORAY! Isn't it SO great to see ALL of his beautiful face? He looks great! No more oxygen on his face. No more sticky's on his cheeks. You will LOVE the fact that he doesn't have to be intubated ANYMORE! It's SO easy just to pop him on the vent.

Trina and Jophie said...

Lookin' good girlie! Still praying ;)

Hugs,
Trina and Jophie

Michelle said...

Its so good to see pictures of Jax...he looks great! So glad we got to talk tonight. Thanks for calling back. Miss and love you guys...CPK is so on the horizon if my dang kids would just get healthy!

Sasha said...

Glad to hear that everything went well and that he is doing good. He looks great in the picture. Praying for a good recovery.

Alison said...

So glad to hear he is doing well. Still praying and thinking of you guys.

Heather said...

Deep,cleansing breath my friend.I just know,in the deepest part of my soul,that all will be well.Kiss that minus cannula precious face from all of us.i will call tomorrow.We are off to SF and the drive will leave me lots of time to chat.You rest too.Hear me??

Melissa said...

PRAISE GOD that everything went well!! Go Jax;)
Definately keeping that sweet little boy & your family in my prayers! Hope you're nice & comfy too Mommy...
{{{{{HUGS}}}}}

ABandCsMom said...

Look at that sweet little face. He is such a precious little guy. Continued prayers to all.

The VW's said...

What a precious, precious boy!!! He looks so good! Glad to hear that he is doing well too! I pray that he continues to do well and that you do too! LOVE, HUGS AND PRAYERS!!!

stephanie said...

Oh that sweet boy, Lacey I don't know what it is(besides everything) but he stole my heart!SHHH give him my big smooch first!

The Hortons...one day at a time. said...

he looks great!! and I LOVE the face with no oxygen! Those cheeks!!

Emily said...

I am so glad he is out and all went well. If you don't mind, and since you'll be in the hospital for a while, I'd love to come visit in a few days! Give him loves...

Alyson said...

GO JAXSON!!!!!!!

He looks fantastic........

After his last surgery, the pictures you first put up of him being home.....He didn't look to well.....He looked a little blue......It scared me :0(.......But he truly looks great.....This is by far the best decision.

I pray that he continues to do well and be the championship boxer that he is .....lol

He has put up such a great fight his whole life.......He is such an awesome little boy......

<3 you all

xoxoxoxoxo

My name is Sarah said...

Oh Jaxson I have been worried about you. You look great. I think you are going to like that trach. No more tape on your handsome face:)

Kathie said...

I know you have said differently, but one thing I loved about Bella's trach is that I can see her whole face. Sweet Jax - he is a handsome little man! I am so glad he came through alright.

Kiss him for me! And hug yourself.

Kathie said...

Darn! My sister was signed into this computer - that was me, Shelly

The Snell Family said...

I am not sure how Arna and Jax will be able to play now, no more taking turns pulling out Os. We will have to teach her not to touch Jax's hardware.
We love you girlie, let me know if I can bring you some Taco Bell for lunch or dinner.

jjpsmommy07 said...

Glad to see that Jax is doing good. What a sweet little boy you have.

Team Carter Jay said...

He looks adorable as always! I'm going to be up there on Wednesday if there's anything you need :)

Michelle said...

Hang in there Mama! He looks great!! Boy do those pics take me back....I will be praying for that stinking old vent to fly the coop!! Hugs!

Mama Mason-Mann said...

It's so great to see his face! He looks so handsome. So beautiful. And you, Lacey, you're amazing as always! Great big HUGS. Sorry I've been a little out of touch. Just know I've been thinking of you every day!

Maureen Claypool said...

Jaxson - you look even more handsome now!! Lacey, we are praying that the trach will be a helpful and easy(as possible) adjustment for all of you- especially you and Jaxson! Keep fighting hard for Jaxson - he is so blessed to have you for a Mommy!!

Ruby's Mom said...

Hugs sweet little man.

Kim said...

He looks so adorable and still rocking with that cool hairstyle! Praying that he has a quick recovery.