So day zero — surgery day — is behind us. They began at 7:30 am and had finished within 4 hours just as expected. So let’s cover all that has happened in that 24 hours from the end of surgery. It is mindboggling.
In ICU; bit of a temperature and somewhat hypertensive when he got there, but all is well now. Breathing tube out, started liquids, one chest tube out, off oxygen, sat up, walked a lap, central line out, moved out of ICU to step down unit, off all drips.
He woke his dad up around midnight and asked him to talk to him and tell him stories. He sleeps a lot, obviously, but when he’s awake he wants us to hold his hand. His pain is at a 4. All good stuff.
Plan for today is just a lot of rest and walking more. Also, may get catheter out and moving to oral pain medication. Also, going to try moving to solid foods.