We moved to the floor yesterday afternoon. It was a good transition. All of the nurses were happy to see Jaden again but this time with his surgery behind us. Jaden had a paparatzzi following him all the way to his room. Then they all kept coming back to look at him. One of the nurses said she had never seen him so quite and still.
We are still trying to control his pain and find the happy medium. His 3 chest tubes are all still in and this mornings x-rays showed he still had quite a bit of air in his lungs. They checked the tubes and the connections were a little loose which would be why the air was not being pulled out. They tightened the tubes and increased the pressure of the chest tube box thing which is what helps to suck out the air and fluids. We will do another x-ray later today to check on the air in the lung area.
He has not been eating much for the last day and a half. Hopefully he will start to feel better today and start eating again. I still have not held him yet as he is in so much pain. The aide was just doing his vitals and she got his first smile since surgery. I told her she was fired. He was supposed to smile at me first. But I guess he is a flirt and when a pretty girl comes along he has to put on his charm ;-) It looks like Jaden is coming around...