Usually Mason takes baby steps during his recoveries, but this time he seems to be taking giant steps! He hasn't been on O2 for 24 hours now!!! His saturations have been 96-99% on room air which is absolutely perfect. What a blessing his new heart is! It has truly given him new life. Mason had been on full-time O2's for a year now, so this is soooo exciting.
Today, the nurse and I took Mason on a walk around the 2nd and 3rd floors. I got him to leave his mask on even, because I told him if he wanted to go for a walk in his stroller then he had to wear a mask. And he did! He was so happy to go for a walk. He was waving to everyone saying "Hi!". He has smiled a lot more today and I love it! He has also enjoyed playing more with toys today. His energy is starting to increase slowly since surgery......I can't wait to see him walking soon!
This afternoon Mason was discharged from the CVICU and moved to 3 West (like the 3rd floor- surgical unit at Primary's). All the nurses were cheering Mason on when we left. We have had excellent nurses here that have taken great care of Mason both pre-and post-transplant. (Just like our great nurses at Primary's.) Our new private room is quite a bit roomier and I requested Mason a regular bed so I can snuggle with him to get him to sleep.
We will be here for 1-2 more weeks as the docs monitor his medicine levels (especially his cyclosporin level), watch his heart function etc....and Mason will have his first scheduled heart cath/ biopsy (to check for rejection) on Tuesday. I must say I am nervous about the biopsy. I'm holding on to my FAITH and HOPE, that has carried me along thus far, to prepare me for Tuesday. Praying that Mason will continue forward with more giant steps.
Mason needs some snuggling. I will update again soon.