Yesterday was Parker's heart cath to evaluate his heart function in preparation for his third open heart surgery (the Fontan). He couldnt have anything to eat after midnight and his procedure wasnt until 1:00 in the afternoon!! It was very interesting. Thank goodness for this toy....
He kept telling Buzz how much he loved him; this smile was glued on his face. Once they gave him the Versed we were told to keep him in the bed and watch him really close. It was so funny when he would try to hold his head up. I have a video but out of fear of people thinking Im a bad mom, Im not gonna post it! =)
He loved the ride to the cath lab. It was on the other side of the hospital, so it was a long ride. He would not lay back and just kept yelling "weeee" and saying "hi" to everyone he passed.
This is in the recovery room. After the procedure he had to lay flat and keep his legs straight for 3 hours (During the heart cath they go through an artery in his leg to look at his heart and laying flat will prevent bleeding). They told us he would probably sleep for a few hours after surgery because they gave him a bunch of extra sleepy medicine because they know keeping a 3 year old down is hard!! Well, he woke up like 5 minutes after he got to recovery! This kid does not respond to drugs!! After he woke up the nurse gave him some Morphine to help the pain and to hopefully get him to go back to sleep. It did the opposite!! He was upset, aggrevated, confused and just pitiful for the entire 3 hours!! (I will remember this bit of information about Morphine for the next time)! Dennis and i had to take turns holding his legs down, It was just NOT FUN!!
I didnt get a very clear picture of him in the wheelchair, but he was crying. He just wanted to walk so bad but we couldnt let him yet. He now has a big pressure dressing on his groin and a little dressing on his neck.
We got home about 6:30 and he went to bed around 7:30. He slept good all night, but woke up at 6:00 am crying that his "boo-boo" hurts and he was SOAKING wet (all the IV fluids). I gave him some Tylenol and changed him and his bed and he slept until 10:30 am. He is in the best mood today but is limping a little and is still a little unsteady from the anesthesia. We were told to limit his activity for 24 hours and try not to let him walk too too much. HAHAHA! Dennis and I decided to take him for a boat ride! It is entertaining and requires no walking!
Parker loved it!! AND he got a new Buzz Lightyear life jacket...he was thrilled!!
Oliver also swam for the first time!! So proud!