Still left with 1 chest tube just to make sure there's no more drainage. Tomorrow they will take it out.
ART line removed. This is a central arterial iv line used to read blood pressure and for blood draws.
Satting 98-100% on only 1/4 liter of O2, and 95-97% 0n room air. Wow! Most likely we will be discharged on NO O2's!
Mason has loved having visits from Daddy and all his siblings today. (They will make the long drive home on Sunday.) We will miss them!!!
Finally smiled a few times today. He has been super mellow since Sunday (transplant day) and I've missed his smiles! I think he is just so tired from all he's been through.
Tomorrow Mason may be moved from the CVICU up to 3 West, the recovery floor......baby steps towards discharge day. Much faster than I thought!
And my favorite part of the day.....rocking my baby. It had been 5 days since I'd held and snuggled my miracle baby Mason. Everyday this week he has lifted arms towards me to be held, and sadly I would stand next to the crib holding his hand and tell him "soon sweetheart, soon Mommy will hold you." Today with the ART line out and only 1 chest tube still in the docs decided I could hold him. So tonight, I rocked my baby to sleep. It was wonderful!