Pain is a big issue right now, as to be expected. They are going light on the morphine since he is extubated they don't want to suppress his respiratory drive. They also are holding back on the toradol (IV Motrin sort of) because he still is having some bloody drainage from his chest tubes and toradol can increase the risk of bleeding.
We are in a very busy pod type are area, Lucas seems very agitated and anxious, he really didn't sleep much at all last night, he was so agitated and antsy. They just gave him a dose of Ativan and he seems to be resting better.
I asked him if he wanted to run earlier and he said "yea", it was so sweet also after he was extubated last night he raised his hand and said I'd like to order a kids milk."
The team just rounded, the plan for the day is get his pain under control , let him rest, monitor chest tubes, and hopefully move to quieter room. I is hard for kiddos his age to relax in this loud environment. Overall he is doing great, such a brave boy!
He is our hero!!!