Eli had no problems in recovery and had the ventilator removed with no issues. The chaplin got us back there quickly and I was able to hold him and rock him. He has less tubes hanging off him now and seems some better.....I'm hoping its not just the good drugs they gave him before surgery. I hope recovery continues to be good and maybe we can go home very soon.
I have had so many negative experiences to share but I thought I'd also take time to share a VERY positive one... Our favorite nurse from the pICU, Becky, stopped by last night with a gift for Eli. She had personalized a burp cloth and bib with his name. I knew she was special but WOW. I hope we can find a way to let her know how much we appreciate the care she gave Eli...plus the care and support she gave to us, the family and friends. I'll post a picture of the gifts once we get home and I find my camera.