Monday, September 17, 2012
Thank God Dr. Fortuna (Carter's heart surgeon) is back!!! They did rounds around 1000am today and he is happy with Carter's progress. In fact he wasn't happy that Carter still had a femoral arterial line and an IV line in his left arm. He told the other doctors that the central line was good enough. So he had the nurse remove the arterial line and the IV!!!! Also the doctor last night wanted Carter to be woke up every hour throughout the night to do his coughing and deep breathing because the fluid in his lungs is getting worse. Of coarse today he is exhausted and has slept most of the day. Dr. Fortuna was not happy. He said he wants Carter to sleep during the night so we can get up during the day. If he's up during the day and moving as he heals so will his lungs. He is not at all worried about the fluid at this time. It was a long weekend. I hate to say it but the weekend staff just doesn't take care of business like the A-team. And maybe I lost faith after the breathing tube incident on Saturday that I haven't gotten over yet. Or the fact no one changed Carter's sheets, pajamas, gave him a wipe down, or brushed his teeth all weekend. Last week those nurses had him turning in bed, changing gowns and linens daily, and did oral hygiene daily. After seeing the staff today and the care Carter is receiving today, my faith is restored. He is getting better. I finally see a light at the end of the tunnel. Today he is requesting chicken nuggets and french fries from McDonald's. After lunch we are going to clean him up. Since his arterial line is out the nurse said I could put underwear and his own pajama pants on. It he wakes up a little bit more and feels up to it he may be able to take a walk. Way to go Carter. God has heard all prayers. Matt and I are so thankful for all your thoughts and prayers. Without the support of family, friends, and community we would never have gotten through this. The power of prayer is a magnificent thing. Carter is a true miracle. Keep up the good work buddy. You are doing great!!!!
Posted @ 1:13 PM