Yesterday they took out all of Jaden's chest tubes, his pacer wires and one of his RA lines. It took a little while to get all of that out and Jaden was not happy. One of the chest tubes was extra difficult as the skin had grown over the stitch that held it the skin. We had to cut the skin a little bit in order to get at the stitch.
Now we are watching his fluid out put and his eating. (No Sara, he does not have a feeding tube). He still is retaining fluids and his face is still somewhat swollen. He is much happier now that the chest tubes are out and he has eaten a little better and played a little bit.
I bought him an elmo balloon yesterday and he keeps giggling at it and wants to put it in his mouth which of course is impossible. He has been licking it some which is second best to getting it in the mouth.
They have mentioned we can leave with in the next day depending on his fluid, eating and how chest x-rays look. I am of course anxious to go home but am nervous as this has gone so quick. He just had surgery on Monday and they already are ready to have him go home. When he is ready to go home I will know.
Below is a slide show from his pre op x-ray from last Friday, the pre op waiting room and the family waiting room on Monday to yesterday. Some of the pictures may be hard to look at.