This is Jack and Sarah reporting from Charlie's bedside. Our little super guy slept most of the night in the ICU and awoke this morning feeling pretty disoriented and uncomfortable. Luckily, his blood levels were looking very good and he was alert enough to interact with us! Charlie's face is bruised and swollen - both of which are completely normal for this kind of surgery. His right eye was swollen shut, but the left eye was free and open all morning. He could see us and smile at us and even do a bit of giggling!
After a short morning in ICU, Charlie's surgeons determined that he was well enough to move upstairs into his own room. He was transferred out of ICU at 9am in a padded Red Flyer wagon. Charlie is not yet able to keep any food down, but he is resuming his normal napping patterns. By 2pm, Charlie's swelling had increased considerably causing his second eye to swell shut. He's also running a fever this afternoon. Again, we're told that this is all normal.
If he continues on this path, Charlie will be released tomorrow afternoon providing that he is alert and able to keep down his food. Thank you so much for all your notes, emails, texts, phone calls and best wishes. Charlie is doing beautifully and we're hoping to be home soon soon soon. I've included some photos from Charlie's day below. Please know that some of them depict bruising and swelling and may be uncomfortable for some people. Again, he is doing very well and all of his doctors are super pleased with his progress!
|First nap of the morning in Mama's arms.|
|Looking at his Daddy.|
|All smiles for his Mama.|
|Charlie leaving the ICU in a red wagon with his Daddy.|