Thursday, April 18, 2013

Post Surgery Day 5

Just as mysterious as the drop, Matthew's potassium levels are up to normal today. This is delightful news. Low potassium levels dramatically increase the risk of sudden cardiac arrest. With his levels back to normal, we have taken a big sigh of relief.

Now we still wait on the intestines to wake. We are less encouraged today, as Matthew had to go back on the suction NG to remove the fluid build up from his stomach, and the output color has reverted back to a less optimistic color. So, we wait.

In the meantime, Matthew got in his morning walk to and from the wagon, and with Grandma Joy, took 10 laps around the floor in the wagon. Hopefully after a nap, he can repeat it this afternoon. I wouldn't say he enjoys the ride, as he's not enjoying anything at the moment, but he tolerates it better than just about anything else here.

He's weaned off the morphine. One step closer to home! I keep telling him that we want to bust out of here this weekend. I sure hope he is able. I miss my smiling, active, sweet Matthew and look forward to seeing him again soon!

Thank you for the continued positive thoughts and prayers for sweet Matthew!

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