Saturday, February 26, 2011

Sorry I wasn't able to update earlier. We had some issues with the surgery and recovery taking quite a bit longer than expected and then we had issues with pain and Nick just not feeling well.
But Nick's surgery went well! He had his tubes done first and surprisingly he had very little fluid in his ears! The doctors were very surprised due to his wide cleft and actually seeing fluid in his ears just a couple weeks ago. The ABR went well also. He did excellent and only has mild low tone hearing loss in his left ear. God is Amazing!
Thankfully, Dr. Kaye didn't use stents in his nose again! Those things were horrible and such a pain to try and clean out. His lip looks amazing! I really don't know how they do it but it really just look awesome! He has tape covering it for awhile so you can't see it very well yet. He has been in quite a bit of pain and with only using Tylenol we had quite a fussy baby for a couple days. We decided to try and add Motrin because you could tell he was in so much pain. He would try and sleep but he would wake up every 20 or 30 minutes because of the pain. But he seems to be better now. We also had issues with desaturating again. His levels were not nearly as bad as before, they were usually around the high 80's, low 90's. We are still not sure why that's going on. My only guess is that he might have a slight cold and that's what's causing it. Hopefully it won't be an issue for long and it will jump back up to normal in a week or so.
He looks so different, he's like a new baby really. I look at him and I have to look again because I don't recognize him! Brianna had a hard time when she first saw him too. I think she was overwhelmed with everything the past few days and she said she didn't want to look at him and that she wanted him his lip to stay the way it was...that broke my heart. But she's okay now and just loves on him like usual.
His hearing is also so much better now! I can tell he is just hearing every little noise and he starts to turn his head more and look around a bit. He's very interested in all these new noises he's hearing!

He's such a little miracle baby and God continually demonstrates that to us!
Thank you so much for praying and for the kind words! We are so blessed to have family and friends like you!!

1 comment:

  1. He's so precious... the pictures bring tear to my eyes! We're so grateful that the surgery went well. We love you guys and will continue to keep praying.