I'm oxygen free!!
Mason has been on 1/4 liter the last 3 days and his saturations have been 98-100%. We've trialed him at room air for a couple hours at a time and he does great. Usually his saturations are 95-98%. Then when he gets sleepy sometimes he drops to 93-94%. (Which is still completely amazing to me!) So, then we put back on his O2's to help him out a little, especially when he's sleeping. Most likely though, he will be discharged w/ out O2's!!
Mason was very happy to get his last chest tube out today. And, this made it a lot easier to hold him! I held him most the day. It has been great! All his numbers (blood pressure, heart rate, sats) continue to look good and the doctors are very pleased. We are staying in the CVICU still, at least for tonight. Mason has thrown up once yesterday and once today, most likely from just trying to get used to his feeds again along with a lot more meds than he was on before, so the ICU docs wanted to keep an eye on him today. The word I'm hearing now is that we will move to 3 west sometime tomorrow.
Although Mason's progress brings our family astounding happiness, today we had some sad moments too. It was time to say goodbye to our family. They are headed home to Utah. These are very difficult moments in out journey. But, at least now we can see a light at the end of the tunnel......hopefully we will reunite in July when Mason is recovered and we can go home. It was so fun to have them all here this week. We already miss them!
Please continue to pray with faith and hope with us that Mason's recovery will be smooth. That he won't have issues w/ rejection. As well as for his donor family who had to say good bye (until we meet again someday) to their child the night before Easter. They still need our prayers of comfort. I cry for them and hope someday I can personally meet them and express to them our love and gratitude.
Loves to all!!!