Well we are 75 long hours post op and Lincoln opened his eyes!!!!! Most of the day he spent sleeping and all of a sudden he just sat up and was acting just like his old self. You can barely see them but there are tiny slits opening. He also started talking and trying to reach for things....all with a smile. I do not know if I have ever felt this happy. He had a good snack and lots of apple juice. Hopefully this will bring on the number two we have been so patiently waiting on. As far as his potential pressure ulcer they are now thinking it may be some sort of folliculitis. We are keeping an eye on it. His arterial line will stay in another day but hopefully will come out tomorrow after they draw his morning labs and if we stay on this track we may get to leave the PCCU! This would mean our own bed in his room and we could have more than three people in the room at a time. I wonder if Logan will miss sleeping on the floor. Sometimes I think he really could live in a teepee, sleep on the ground every night and be totally cool with it. We both got a little slap happy today. At one point I think Logan quit speaking English and was mumbling some jibberish language. Our nurse probably thought we had lost our minds, which we kind of have.
So all in all it has been a very good day! All the nerves, tears, anxiety and worry have paid off. Two days ago I wished we never would have put him through it but tonight I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I know we did the right thing for him and one day he will probably think this is a pretty cool story. Sometimes I worry about Lincoln growing up in today's world but now I feel pretty good about it! So many people have reached out to us and prayed for Lincoln...strangers, old friends, new friends, family, kids, acquaintances, and I think a few pets! ;) It's so hard to watch the news that focuses on all the terrible crazy people out there. I do not want to think about that anymore. I just want to think about the awesome support system we have had throughout all of this. I think Logan and I will leave here changed. Anytime I have a bad day I am going to think about all the families here in the hospital dealing with a sick child, say a prayer for them and count my blessings. I hope Logan and I can repay all of you for your kindness one day.
Tomorrow we are determined to get some pictures of Lincoln smiling! If you look closely you can see his eyes are barely open. The first thing he did was get on his smart phone to check his missed messages.