Monday, June 28, 2010

Post op day 7

Don't look at how lovely my hair and clothes are, it was early.

Today is a great day. Brennan got his last chest tube out so he only has stickers to check his heart rate and oxygen. They are not putting anything through his iv anymore but they left it in just in case. After they took out the chest tube we got him dressed and we went for a walk. After not holding him for a week while walking my are arms have become weak or he is just getting heavier. They also told us that we will be going home tomorrow morning if he keeps doing what he is doing. I am so excited. I think Brennan will be able to heal faster at home and he will be much happier to sleep in his own bed and so will i. I can't believe that this surgery is already behind us. I feel like we worried so much about it and it went by so fast. He will have to have another surgery but hopefully not until he is 15 or 16. They had to cut through his pulmonary valve so it will leak. I am hoping by the time he has to have valve replacement they will be able to do it through a heart cath and it will be same day surgery.

10 comments:

Tamsin said...

He definitely looks ready to come home :)

Jeff and Ari said...

YAY! We can't wait to have you guys back!

Cottam Family said...

Jan that is so awesome, I'm so happy that he can finally go home! Brennan looks so good, he is such a cute little boy!

Jamie said...

He is the cutest little thing. That boy always has smiles- even when he's been through the ringer.

We're keeping our fingers crossed you get to come home today!

Jessy and Kurt Antonino!!!! said...

I am happy to hear the good news. Please let us know if we can come over and visit.

NikkiAWardell said...

What a beautiful baby!!! I came across your blog from Annie's blog. Brennan looks so wonderful. I just wanted to let you know that my daughter, Abby, had surgery to correct TOF 10 years ago. They cut through her valve as well because they couldn't keep her pressure low enough without that. She just had her 2nd open heart surgery to replace her valve four weeks ago. Dr. Kaza, her surgeon, told us that by the next time she needs this valve fixed...it will be through the leg. He says this technology and research is moving fast and is FDA approved for large-scale study here in the US!! Her second surgery was nothing like the first...only 4 1/2 hours long and off the vent the first day, home on day 4!! I hope your darling boy continues to do well and grow more darling by the day!!
xoxoxoxo
Nicole
www.abbysperfectbrokenheart.net

carolyn q said...

I love to see that wonderful smile. Glad that you were able to go home and continue with recovery there.
(HUGS)
Carolyn

Ashley said...

yay!!!! so happy, I think it is him getting bigger because you are one strong momma! love you!

Annie-Staten said...

He is so adorable! So glad his surgery went so well!!

Cami said...

I've been checking your blog for the updates and following along but haven't left a message for you, sorry. So glad that everything went well. It is amazing how happy brennan looks in all these pictures he is one tough cookie!!! what a crazy time but it looks like he is recovering well and maybe you are home now??
these pics of him and zoe are just adorable, they look like best friends!
love the updates, we think of you guys often!