18 April 2009

Looking Good…?

Last Monday, Cathal started “eating” – meaning that food and nutrients entered his body via his mouth, not the IV tube, for the first time in over 3 weeks. Though we are not sure he appreciates the hospital’s particular delicacies, his mammy’s cuisine is so much nicer! But still...

On Thursday, the pesky NG tube was pulled out, for good – and this time Cathal did not take care of this delicate operation himself, he allowed his nurse to do it!

Yesterday (Friday) he had a quick visit to theatre, for removal under general anaesthetic of the central line. He was very woozy afterwards, and appreciated hugs and cuddles even more than before - I made sure I stepped in, any opportunity and I am there...

So no more tubes sticking into him or out of him. Hooray!

If all goes well over the weekend, he could be going home early next week... even very early next week... I am not saying any more, not to jinx anything.



So I am keeping my fingers crossed all weekend...

and my toes...

and my eyes...

just for good measure...
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8 comments:

My name is Sarah said...

Oh such good news. How sweet that are were there for cuddles. Cathal is a lucky little man that grandma is so close. I think he will be home soon.

Cheri said...

Oh do be careful not to bump into anything with your toes and eyes crossed.... :) :) :)

We'll do the same over here. Enough is enough for this little guy, time to come home. So glad he is eating and ALL lines are out, fantastic news!!!

Anonymous said...

Superb news...we'll keep everythinhg crossed here too.
This time last year we were limbering up for our little man's heart surgery, so really appreciate your pain, anxiety, and expectation.

Praying he edges closer to the door...........xxx
Ceegee & Co

Hammie said...

As Mma Ramotswe says "I will stand on my toe for you"
xx

Mel said...

Such good news- I have tears in my eyes. Here's hoping it's sooner rather than later. Yay!

Elbog said...

As Keanu Reeves would say, "That is most excellent!" Looking forward to the news that he's home home home.

jazzygal said...

Great news Nan P. Food and cuddles...yay! Cuddles are very nutritious too you know!

Won't be long now..... xxJ

Blogdog said...

We've everything crossed here for you and Cathal too!

Clive and gang

 
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