He had his common atrial line pulled yesterday, his arterial line was self dc'd by Lucas on accident. It got caught on something when he was trying to get comfortable. One of his IVs was hurting him so they took that out. All of his IV fluids have been stopped since he is tolerating fluid and foods. They are planning on pulling his IJ central line today, he had labs drawn from it this morning and if his labs continue to remain stable he will get that line pulled. He had his sternum dressing removed this am, and chest tube dressings changed. So indeed yesterday and this morning have been productive....but with all of that stuff going on means that Lucas is constantly being messed with. I am not sure if it the constant stimulation or what but he is really tearful. It's hard because the parents have to leave for shift change which is 30 mins two times per day, well Lucas just cries when we leave then I feel like he is mad at us when We get back.
They are trying to figure out what to do right now in regards to pulling his central line. Lucas' IVs don't pull back blood, and he will need daily lab draws. Right now the central line can be used to draw blood but once that's gone then if he doesn't have more venous access he will have to get poked daily...which is not ideal obviously. So we wait for a decision.
Lucas is at a really hard age for all of this. He keeps asking me to cuddle with him. Honestly there is nothing I want more than to snuggle with my little man! Maybe later today. Fingers crossed.
Overall he is progressing well. Chest tubes are still putting out quite a bit so we need to keep a close eye on those. But he's eating, and drinking and the best part is we've even seen a few smiles.