Caleb is doing well. He hasn't complained of any pain and hasn't had to take any meds since yesterday. The neurosurgeon was pleased with how well he is doing and, assuming things stay good, Caleb should be home by the weekend. I don't think we are out of the woods yet, we still have to be very careful and cautious about fluid leaking out of the incision. Speaking of, his incision looks amazing. I took a picture because I know that some of you (if you are like me) want to see what it looks like.
He is laying on his side in this picture. The incision goes all the way across the back, almost horizontal but not quite. It is angled a bit. It looks really clean and neat. I was impressed when I saw it, I was expecting to see something gross.
He keeps getting hot flashes (even though it is FREEZING in here) so he doesn't want a shirt on. I get cold just looking at him but he says he is comfortable.
He has gotten a bit antsy and grumpy about having to stay on his side and not being able to sit up and move around. Thankfully the Child Life volunteer came by and saved the day.
Caleb has been playing video games (mostly NASCAR) for most of the day. It has kept him happy and occupied. The neurosurgeon wanted to keep him off his back for the most part today so we have been flipping him from side to side. He seems pretty comfortable, although he is tired of laying down and wants to sit up. Hopefully tomorrow. His right foot is twitching like crazy but his legs aren't jumping around as much as they were yesterday. He did have a headache this afternoon. It didn't last terribly long but it made me nervous nonetheless. I will definitely be on the look-out for headaches.
(talking to Grandpa Al on the phone)
(the poster I made for him)
Anyone that visits him has to sign his poster!
So that is the update for now. We are basically just passing time in the hospital, trying to keep him occupied and happy. I'll continue to update on Facebook and on the blog regularly because I know many of you are anxious to hear how Caleb is doing.