Friday, November 14, 2008

November 14th, 2008

Post surgery update.  

Carver ran a little higher temp yesterday evening.  His temp got up to 101.1.  I was a little worried, but it quickly went down with motrin.  He slept good.  He woke up whimpering a bit around 5:00am, but slept well the rest of the night.  When he woke up at 5:00am, I gave him another dose of motrin and he went right back to sleep until 8:00am.

This is a picture of Carver yesterday evening when he was running his 101.1 temp.  He looks a little miserable, but didn't complain too much.  He's hanging out with his new animal friend that Nurse Marci's Mom gave him when she visited him in the hospital.  Thank you Anita!  Carver loves his new friend.

Here's Carver first thing this morning.  He looks a little more swollen, but woke up in a good mood.

This is a picture of carver from this afternoon.  You can see a little bit of the swelling in front of his ear, but there really isn't much to see.

Here's another picture from this afternoon.  You can see a little swelling behind the ear and down the neck - again, not much to see.

Another close up picture from this afternoon.  You can see his ear sticking out a bit from the swelling, but overall I think he looks pretty good.  We haven't seen any blood from the nose, ear, or really anywhere other then a bit that you can see under the tape.

He's had a little bit of a cough and he is gagging more then usual, so there may be a little drainage going on.  He still has a slight temperature 99.0.  I'm hoping the temp will be gone by tomorrow.  I called the doctor today to report the 101.1 temp and he still wasn't concerned.  He said this is typically with Chronic Lung babies post surgery.  The intubation causes the throat and lungs to get a little junky which causes the fever.  He's on an antibiotic, so the doctor isn't too concerned.  He'll be on the antibiotic through the weekend for sure and up to 10 days if necessary.

1 day closer to activation!


Anonymous said...

WE're so glad to hear things went smoothly so far! Poor kiddo! He is such a trooper! we will pray that these implants help him hear. Keep us posted.

24weeker's Mama said...

I am glad the surgery went well.
I hope Carver feels better now.