Well they said Saturday was going to be the worst day, and I agree with them! Saturday was rough. Lots of crying, and coughing for our little guy. Saturday evening, Steve and the kids came up with me to the hospital, and then I took the kids home with me and Steve stayed Saturday night. I worked Sunday, and my dad came and spent the day with the kids; who, as expected, got spoiled. I heard all about sledding, hot chocolate, and late night ice cream!
Last night I came up and he was sleeping. They have started weaning his morphine; so he is a bit more uncomfortable with coughing, but he is also more alert, and able to cough harder. We have started his feedings again, at 1/2 rate; and so far.........NO RETCHING!! I cannot believe it. I almost don't want to type it to jinx him. So far, the transformation is amazing. He is getting g-tube feeds as the j-tube went "bye-bye" with the surgery.
I believe, so far, we are on track for a Wednesday dismissal. We are ready to go home and stay home!