Friday, July 17, 2009

Holding time....

YUP... I got to hold Tuck for about 30 minutes tonight.. A good nurse that knows the need for holding and loving! She just felt Tucker acted as if his skin was crawling, asked if he had been able to get up out of bed at all since we got here..NOPE...so she did all the arrangements of the i.v's and the vent and I got some Holding TIME!!!! I dont know if Tuck knew he was in my arms or not but it was nice to be holding him, giving him kisses and talking quietly to him. A much needed fix for me.

Today,,,,no poop! We are still holding any other advances until we can get his tummy back to normal size. So, still we pray for poop.

We also had an extensive echo done on Tuckers heart. The mitro valve was in question as it is on the smaller side. However after one hour or more of 3-d imaging we have a very good report. The left side is still hard but is functioning the way it should, everything is doing what it is supposed to be actually. Very good news. The stiff left ventricle will relax over time, not necessarily time in the hospital, but months of time. It will all depend on if Tucker can sustain his body off the supports he has now while it continues to relax or if we will need more time to help it relax with the supports....it is all about Tucker time. It could be 3 weeks, just long enough to get the vent off and things tweaked before we head home, or it could take 2 months until it is relaxed enough for Tucker to sustain his function.....but the great thing is, is the surgery worked and the heart is functioning great!!

5 comments:

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

I am so glad you got to hold Tucker!!! That is fantastic and what a great nurse.

Poor little tummy, I cannot even imagine what that would feel life if he was awake. I hope things start moving around again.

*hugs*

ABandCsMom said...

I'm so excited for you!
I'm sure he knew he was in your arms. When Carly had her surgery, I went 15 days without being able to hold her. I could barely reach her tiny head to give her kisses. I was holding her and talking to her. I said, "open your eyes sweetheart, you wont know mama held you if you dont open your eyes". The nurse looked at me and said, "oh mama, she knows, look at the monitors". Needless to say, I cried my eyes out. I was wonderful. The very next day, Carly came off the vent. My grandmother said it was because she had been in her mama's arms once again.
I'm so very happy for you.

Anonymous said...

Praise The Lord, He is Faithful.We just have to remember to talk to Him often. I know that was good medicine for Tucker and for you too. I agree He knew you were holding him and You can bet it will be a real incentive to him to want to do that again whenever he can. I will keep praying and lifting you all up, God is Blessing. Love Ya! Mary Ellen

Lynn said...

I can honestly say I've never prayed for poop...but count me in! It is so great you got to hold him. I'm sure that helped ease the ache. Hugs to all!

Michele Hoenig said...

I need a Kleenex. Just the image of you holding Tucker has me balling my eyes out here. What a wonderful gift. I'm so happy to hear his heart is doing what it should.

I will still pray for poop!

Michele