we are going on day 4 at icu. Wyatt had his adenoids out on friday. we knew it would be a longer recovery and hospital stay than doctors predicted. but not in the icu. and not THIS long!
overall - he is doing ok. it's just always about the breathing. as they tell me, the ABC's of the icu start with airway and that is Wyatt's most complicated issue, lately and always.
after getting adenoids out, all kids have swelling. since Wyatt's airway is a little "floppy" the swelling has taken his usual issues to a whole new level.
today, he ripped out the IV (that was in his NECK) and then screamed until the attendings took out the nasal trumpet that has been in to help expand his airway. chaos ensued, after 17 sticks they finally placed a new iv (in his SHOULDER). and reinserted the wretched tube int his nose.
he has been extremely fussy and so that isn't helping matters either.
so anyway, we have been getting by, nurses and docs are pretty great here and we have an army of folks that have been coming to spell us for a bit of time.
so that's the little cowboy update. send us good vibes in hopes of getting the heck OUT OF HERE!