Wednesday, March 24, 2010

All good so far...

Check out those sats! The white number - 95!!! Charlie's doing
brilliantly. Everyone seems very pleased with him so far.
All his numbers are where they should be.
They are pacing him externally at the moment - they've turned his
implanted pacemaker off for the time being, but will be turning it on
again when everything has settled down.
He looks great, and is taking all his breaths by himself already. He's
still on the vent, but it's only supporting him a bit, not actually
breathing for him. He's down to 30% oxygen - room air is 21% so he's
doing well.
Plan is to extubate him and wake him up over the next few hours.
We are so proud of him.
(And his nurse has actually got a similar condition - pulmonary
atresia - so she has had several open heart surgeries herself, an
really understands what's going on.)
Thank you SO much, everybody, for all your prayers, thoughts and
positive vibes - we wouldn't have got this far without them. Please
keep them coming - although Charlie's doing really well, the next few
hours are still very important.

8 comments:

Jenny Lincoln said...

Wow! That is amazing! 95!! I can only dream of the day... Our Aly sits in low to mid 80's like your Charlie was pre-Fontan. So glad to hear all went well today and will keep Charlie in our prayers for a speedy recovery. :)
Heart Hugs,
Jenny (Aly's mommy - HLHS)

The Simmons Family said...

I just got online for the day and Charlie is already done!!! It sounds like things have gone smoothly so far, and we will continue to pray for a quick recovery. WOW!! Those sats are awesome!!

Lindsey said...

WOW WEE....... WOOP WOOP WOOP! I'm SO thrilled I have tears in my eyes. HOW fab is your boy!!! Sats of 95 already is pretty amazing. He really is a role model.
Will keep sending those positive thoughts thru XXX

Auntie Wendy said...

So pleased he is doin well, Ive been thinking of you all, all day. I pray that his recovery continues as well as it has so far. Lots of Love and hugs

Ann said...

Wow wow wow wow!! What a star! He's certainly going to be able to chase those girlfriends if he keeps those sats up! I'm so delighted and relieved the surgery went OK, and that they did the pacemaker at the same time. I hope he doesn't feel too groggy when he wakes up, he certainly deserves a good rummage in his "brave boy" bag! Lots of love and prayers coming your way. Ann xx

Jennifer said...

From 86 to 95. Go Charlie. Still praying. :)

The Cryer Family said...

Good for Charlie!!! Wonderful...
Really appreciate the updates Ali - you are all in our prayers xx

sandra said...

great news
I knew Charlie wouldn't let us all down
all the positive vibes I can muster are on their way to you
thinking of you all
Sandra