We received a call a few minutes after my previous post letting us know Matthew was still in the OR being closed up. I was hoping I hadn't posted before the other shoe dropped and thankfully it has not.
We received a call from post-op with good news. They were able to extubate Matthew and he was breathing easily on his own. We saw him for about 30 minutes in post-op before they moved him to the pediatric ICU. Now we are in the waiting room awaiting him to be settled.
A few notes from our quick visit with Mattie:
-He's got a HUGE bandage on his head.
-He seems to be in a bit of pain...crying or whimpering unless he is eating or sleeping.
-He took 4 oz of pedialyte in no time flat.
-He is flushed throughout his face, neck and arms.
-The swelling in his face became more and more pronounced within the 30 minutes.
-He's hooked up to more tubes and monitors than the space shuttle.
I hope that we can get Matthew's pain under control and he can have some restful sleep this evening. A part of me is waiting for the other shoe to drop, but I am still cautiously optimistic. Again, thank you for the prayers and well wishes as Matthew recovers.