Monday, July 6, 2009

A familiar place

Taye is now in ICU in the exact same room we were in back in April. It's kind of strange being here again, but there's also some comfort in knowing the people here and how everything works.

Taye was pretty fussy when Joanna and I first saw him in recovery. He was extremely hungry and sucked down a lot of water and a little formula. It seems he has some pain, but now he's drugged up so he's sleeping comfortably. We'll definitely have our hands full when he completely wakes up though. When he was awake earlier he was twisting himself in the IV and monitor cables and rolling over all over the place. Not sure what we'll do to contain him, but we'll figure something out.

One of the things the neurosurgeon was talking about earlier was how the skull piece that was reinserted was actually dead bone. Once the skull fuses itself back together after a few months that piece should come back to life...amazing! There's already been talk of us going home tomorrow depending on how well Taye is doing and how well all the systems are working. We'll see.

15 comments:

Danni and Tommy said...

So happy that it went well. Hope little Taye feels better soon and has a super speedy recovery. Thinking of you!

unt denise said...

Thinking of you and praying the day/night goes smoothly.
love you,
aunt denise (I'm at Beckee's....she's praying too.)

Jason and Colleen said...

We are so happy the surgery went well!!!

HeatherV said...

Great to hear the surgery went well. Will be praying for Taye's recovery!

Deanna said...

Wow! Tomorrow! Unbelievable :)

You guys are in our prayers everyday!

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear Taye's so fiesty so soon out of surgery!

-Alison :)

Karen said...

How wonderful it all went well! Hope recovery is swift and hope to see you guys soon!!! Lots of love!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful News! God is Good! Keith and Jo

Wendy said...

That's amazing that he could go home as early as tomorrow! Wow!

I hope he has a very quick recovery!

Brian said...

We checked on Taye's progress through aunt Kathy C. and were soooooo pleased that everyone's prayers were answered. Taye's heavenly angel is watching over him and he is blessed to have his two earthly angels, Joanna & Ben, taking such loving care of him.
Unc Brian & Aunt Chris

Beth & Rico said...

Thoughts and prayers always!! Zachary said to give Taye a high five when you leave for home!!

Anonymous said...

I logged onto the blog this evening and have read of your wonderful experiences in adopting your boys. I will be sharing this with my daughter and her friends who are in the process of adopting from Ethiopia. Moreover, I want to tell you this ongoing story is one that touches the heart; your family is in my prayers. It was so gratifying to see you both with your parents...such strong love and support. I am honored to have met you today at Two South. Blessings, Sarah Krug (Volunteer)

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear things went well today! Amazing that you could be coming home as early as tomorrow. Wishing you much rest and a speedy recovery for your little man.
~Stephanie

Anonymous said...

So wonderful to hear that Taye's surgery went well.

Love you all. Sending big hugs!

aunt Jeanette and Uncle Bill

Anonymous said...

We're so glad to hear he's doing well! We're thinking of you and looking forward to seeing you soon!
Mari, Wendy and Megan :)