Saturday, July 23, 2011

Post-op Day #1

Post-op Day #1

Bronson pulled out his breathing tube this morning.... Again! That's the second time that he's done that now! They didn't want to re-intubate him if they didn't have to so they put a plastic box thing over his head with O2 flowing into it and for most of the day he was ok like that. At 9pm we got a call that his breathing had become quite laboured and they had to put the breathing tube back in. Hopefully it won't have to stay in too much longer!

 Bronson is starting to have some fluid build in his stomach again but, we were told that could happen after transplant..  with the possibility of him needing another abdominal tap. Currently there hasn't been any talk of a tap so with diuretics hopefully they can get him to start peeing the fluid out. I can't believe how quickly his color has improved! He's been yellow for so long it's nice to see him looking a normal color! 2 weeks ago his jaundice level (conjugated bilirubin) was 330 and today, just 12 hours after surgery, it was 34! It's supposed to be at 0 so it's almost normal!! I forgot to mention last night that the surgeon said his liver was already producing bile while they were closing him up! I'm so glad he has a new liver!

Sarah Beth is in a lot of pain today and has been battling a lot of nausea. She's pretty hopped up on morphine which makes her fall asleep half way through a conversation... It's actually quite funny because then 5 mins later she wakes up and continues talking and doesn't believe us that she fell asleep.  

That's pretty much it for the updates today! Please continue to pray for quick recoveries for the both of them and that no complications arise! 


Lauren Farina said...

So glad everything is going well for Bronson. I'll pray that he gets off the breathing tube soon, and that Sarah Beth recovers quickly! Poor thing.

Smilen Champ said...

My name is Jenna and I came across your site. Bronson is a precious and he is a brave courageous strong and determined fighter. What a brave warrior, smilen champ and an inspirational hero. He is My Hero! It is so sad to see that little babies have to go through a big battle such as cancer. I was born with a rare life threatening disease. I love it when people sign my guestbook.