The children loved seeing their little brother again.
Our exit from the PCICU!
Slowly making a recovery. Starting to look like his old self.
Things are continuing to look bright for Martin! He's no longer in the PCICU but is now in the step-down unit (on the 8th floor) of the Children's Hospital at MUSC. More and more lines have been removed and the only remaining things in him are his IV lines (for fluids and medicines), the chest tube (for drainage around the heart), and the nasal cannula (oxygen). He's doing super but he has not really taken to his bottle yet. That is our next project. Once he can begin feeding again, we can probably go home! So, the end is in sight!
Our children are visiting with us over the weekend and we enjoyed spending some time with them. Being away from them is always hard. Being away from home in general (AND away from the kids) adds a level of stress that is not easy to cope with sometimes. But we have so much to be thankful for. Martin is moving along so quickly and is making gigantic strides day by day. I'm sure we have it easy compared with other families we know. But it's still hard. We are always in need of more grace.
Thank you for remembering us.
Martin's Second Surgery PhotosMartin's second open-heart surgery (Glenn Procedure) in Charleston, SC.