Yesterday, sometime around 4:30pm, Jonah sailed right past the 24 hour post operative period with flying colors. During this time after the Norwood procedure, there is an elaborate dance between medications, ventilator settings, blood pressures, lab results, IV fluid in, urine and chest tube fluid out...and our 6 day old little Jonah gets to choreograph the whole thing. The doctors and nurses take this process very seriously and would do nothing to push Jonah too fast. Basically, with every finely tuned adjustment the team waits for his response to the change and move on methodically from there. This is what makes these hours so unpredictable. In turn, it makes Rob and I hold on to every breath every time our phones ring. Of course, Jonah has made us so proud! He is taking this whole thing like such a champ!! He has tolerated every change the medical team has made and is moving in the right direction. We celebrate and are so thankful for each milestone he meets while at the same time remind ourselves that anything can happen. With that being said, my anxious heart is always met with the calming peace of our loving God ultimately reminding me that He has the upper hand in all of this.
At the end of such a big day (and after having to go back to the hospital at 1100pm last night to get some pumping supplies I left there), Rob and I came home to our "first child" (our dog) Sasha!! There was nothing better than seeing her at the door shivering with excitement as we pulled into the garage and the jumping around at our feet as we met her in the yard!
Somehow everything just seemed alright.