Matthew Jr. and I slept over Nana's last night and woke up at 5 am to open presents. He was so sad when I said I had to get going. He held on to me and cried and then shrugged it off as best as he could. I know he understands but he is having a hard time coping. Hopefully today will fill him up inside because he gets to see nearly everyone that he is related to on our little island. Santa went to his house too so he has something to look forward to when he goes home with Daddy tonight.
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Jacob is off the low flow oxygen and his head drain has been moved up higher. It will probably be clamped off by the end of the day. He was moved from the ICU to the 9th floor this afternoon. He has been saying be-be (binky) and Momma and Dadda and yah and uses his left hand to gesture towards his blanket or the t.v. He is napping right now and when he wakes up, we're going to see if he wants to eat a grilled cheese sandwich. Milkshakes will be next... Following the surgery, Jacob had 3 doses of morphine and then nothing for nearly 32 hours because he wasn't able to breathe on his own and narcotics would suppress his bodily functions. Once the breathing tube was removed and after he showed some discomfort, he was given tylenol. 2 doses so far. Unbelievable. His pain seems to be at a level that he is tolerating well.