Day 9: Chest Tubes are Out!

(Couldn’t get today’s photos to work on again. Will add them tomorrow)


Last night Leo slept from 9pm to 12:30am, and then was up from 12:30 to 5am. Wow, was that exhausting. He was being so cute though, wanting to play peekaboo. Around 4:30am he began to cry a lot, so we gave him a suppository around 5am. He then slept from 5 to 8am.


This morning he was given some more meds to help his constipation, as he spent most of the morning crying as he was SO uncomfortable. When he woke up from his morning nap, Leo had an echo done on his neck and thighs as part of a research program that is studying clots after being on the bypass machine. There were no signs of clots from the echo, which was good to hear.

The drainage from his chest tubes was only 6mL and 2mL, so after lunch he went down to have a chest X-Ray to see how the fluid was in his chest. I guess it was fine, because mid-afternoon he was given morphine and then they removed his chest tubes. Poor guy, such a traumatic and painful experience, but he did so good and now he is wire and tube free (besides the NG tube). So awesome!


Mark’s mom and sister came to visit today and Leo enjoyed some quality time with his grandma.

Because the chest tubes are now out and because he is getting fluids through the NG tube, we were given the okay to be discharged tomorrow! The plan is to be discharged from Sick Kids tomorrow before 1pm! I can’t believe it! I had prepared myself mentally to be at the hospital for 2 weeks to 2 months, so 10 days is amazing! We’ll probably spend another night at RMH and then make our way home on Friday morning. Can’t wait to be back home!

You can also be praying for Leo and me tonight, that he would go to sleep and stay asleep, lol. His constipation makes him uncomfortable and keeps him up during the night.

Also please pray for my grandma, or “Nana”, and family in California. She has had dementia for a few years now, and it doesn’t look like she’ll make it through the week.


6 Comments on “Day 9: Chest Tubes are Out!

  1. SO exciting to see the pics and to read how all this has been going! How wonderful. I’ll especially be praying for your ‘Nana’ and your family during this time. It isn’t easy. Love you guys!

  2. Praise GOD for being GOD!!! So thrilled that Leo is recuperating so well.

  3. Praising the Lord with you at the awesome news of Leo’s discharge possibly as early as tomorrow!! Unbelievable really, considering it has only been about 10 days! We are with you 3 in prayer throughout each day. Praying that Leo will begin to sleep longer periods especially tonight, and that his bowels will begin to function much more regularly. That would make a huge difference in how he is feeling! Praying too for Mark’s health as well as your own. With you in prayer, In His Love, Tom and Ruth

  4. Sounds like Leo is doing well. I would have loved to have seen him play peek-a-boo.
    Sorry to hear your Grandma is not well. Will pray for you and your family.

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