Hello out there! I forgot how different it is to be in the ICU. We feel a little cut off from the rest of the world. And all the machines are so loud and non-stop! But hey, we can do ANYTHING for a few days. :) Caleb is doing great, the doctors are just thrilled with him. In fact, he is doing SO WELL that they thought about letting him go back up to the Heart Center today. What?!? However, the Heart Center didn't have quite enough staff to handle a new transplant kiddo, and they look to be short-staffed for the next couple days. So as soon as they can handle him, he'll be ready. Wow.... this is all so amazing. Who would have thought that the kid who waited longer than anyone for a heart was going to recover so fast? He is a miracle.
Caleb is more alert today and talking more. He hasn't even needed any pain medications since last night. I think we should go ahead and give him a little... I mean, I know he's super tough and says he has "no owies", but come on, Caleb, you don't have to impress anyone! You are just 2 days out of a heart transplant. :) He is still pretty calm and sleeping a lot, just resting and recovering. He slept well last night, but as he gets more awake and alert he definitely has more opinions about what is happening to him. That's normal of course. His two issues we are praying for him, and ask you to join us in praying about, are these:
1) He is nauseous from the pain meds and has thrown up several times. We are praying this will STOP right away and that Caleb would just feel better. And we pray he will feel well enough to start eating.
2) He hasn't been peeing very much. It may seem weird to you to pray about the contents of a 2-year-old's diaper, but I know that we can boldly ask God to make every part of Caleb's recovery go perfectly! So we need to pray that he starts having wet diapers.
And, MEDIA ALERT! Fox 59 News came to do a story on us today, and it will air sometime today between 4:00 and 7:00, and then again tonight at 10:00. And it will be on line. Tune in tonight! I guess we all just keep our tv's on Fox and hope we don't miss it.
Stay tuned for more great news!