Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Day 3

Logan right out of surgery. This is with his breathing tubes still in.

8:50 AM. Yesterday was a very progressive day for Little Logan. He's healing impressively well and on his way to making a full recovery! The biggest feat yesterday (by far) was getting his breathing tubes out. He was also able to get his catheter out,
also a plus. At one point yesterday afternoon, he went 8 hours without peeing, and they threatened him to reattach a catheter to him, at which point he promptly peed freely.

Logan has also started to eat again. We started him off with some sugar water, which he thoroughly enjoyed. Throughout the night he drank one 2 oz bottle of formula, followed later by a 4 oz bottle. Logan's never really had a problem eating:)
This is our most wonderful cardiac doctor, Dr. Carrie Villavincencio! She has stopped by to check on Logan very frequently, and we're simply amazed at her level of compassion for him.

One area of concern for Logan is that his right entrance to his lung is slightly collapsed. This is not uncommon after surgery, especially with Down syndrome patients. It's typically caused by shallow breathes and not being picked up and handed all about. The drain tubes in the void spaces between his lungs and heart are more than likely causing him to take shallow breaths, to avoid his lungs contacting them and causing irritation. So, in order to counter-balance this, they simply put him on a different cannula of oxygen, providing him with slightly more oxygen. This problem should be go away on its own within 24 hours.

Logan will have one of the drain tubes removed today (both were about to be removed, but he's still got some fluid draining from the right drain tube) and both are expected to be out by tomorrow. Logan will more than likely spend today in the CICU, with hopes of going to the CPCU (the step-down unit) tomorrow.
On a final note, we finally got the opportunity to hold Logan!!! I can't tell you how happy that makes us:) It's really great to have him in your arms, and Logan really seems to have missed it! He's right at home being held! He's got such a great temperament, and really has only cried twice since he's been here. We can't to get him all better and eventually home! Thanks for everyone's healing prayers; Logan is a testament that they work!


  1. What big blue eyes! He is so adorable. I am so glad you are getting to hold him now.

  2. I just found your blog... you guys are a beautiful family and Logan is a doll! I will pray for a speedy recovery for Logan, and some rest for his mommy and daddy!

    I have a 5 year old with DS, my blog is in my profile.

  3. Just found you as well and Logan is precious!! He's about 3 weeks younger than my little boy who also has DS and just had his heart repaired 2 weeks ago (av canal defect) Looking forward to following your journey in all of this! Hope his recovery goes well and he can come home soon!

  4. Krieta, I'm so glad to hear your precious little boy is doing okay.. I work with your mom and she's been keeping us updated on Logan's progress.. I've kept you and your family in my prayers and will continue keeping you all there..Please tell your mom I'm thinking of her and all of you.
    I can't tell you enough, I'm just so happy he's doing well..
    Thinking of you,

  5. Barb and Family,
    I just want you to know I'm thinking of you all.. I told you that he was a special little guy.. You're always in my prayers... All my Love ...
    PS- Bridget wanted me to leave this message for her..
    Briget (WPH E8Z2)...

  6. Made me cry of happiness today when i saw Logan's pictures. I am so happy he is doing well. He's just to adorable! Love you guys! Kisses to all!