When I got there the nurse said Levi’s heart rate kept de-stat-ing (idk if it’s “stat” or “sat”) very low but even if she ran immediately in he was already back up to normal. It could be from too much fentanyl or from pain but she thinks it was pain because he would grimace, hold his breath and then de-stat.
He woke up when he heard us talking and was awake for the last 3 hours or however long I’ve been here. He didn’t de-stat once while I was holding him. He was squirmy and kept trying to pull out his tubes, which he had successfully done earlier today. Luckily he cant pull the IV. I can’t remember if I said this already or not but in surgery they put in a more permanent IV. It enters his skin near his heart and travels under his skin to his neck where it enters the artery and then goes into his heart.
He is clearly hungry which the nurse says is a good sign and he has some bowel sounds too which is days before expected! He’s a bit puffy from water retention but he’s back to a healthy baby color of pink instead of the sickly yellow he was the last few days. They are replacing potassium and sodium via IV because the “repogal” (sp?)
or stomach pump is getting a lot of fluid out. I held him until he fell asleep. I’m back in our room now but if I can’t sleep I may go back
in a couple of hours.