Friday, January 23, 2009
39 days old...
Connor had such a great day today that it deserves a quick post!
I arrived at the hospital this afternoon to assist with his wound dressing change. His surgeon was there to take a quick peek at his progress, and immediately announced that his time with the wound vac was over - it was coming off! This means that they'll start feeding him within a few days. His surgeon also mentioned that he's planning Connor's second surgery (to reattach his intestines) for three weeks from now, provided his feedings go well.
Since the wound vac was no longer attached to his body, Connor's nurse decided it was time for Connor's first real bath (since delivery). Previously, he had only been "spot cleaned" with disposable wipes. What a treat to be present this afternoon for such a fun event (at least I thought so)!
As we got started, his nurse warned several times that he was going to hate this bath, and was likely going to throw quite a fit. Much to our surprise, he really seemed to enjoy it... he sat calmly, with his eyes wide open, through most of it, as I fumbled around the wires still attached to him.
After Connor's spa treatment, his nurse swaddled him in a blanket (another first for him - the wound vac wouldn't allow it), placed him in my arms, and I spent nearly an hour just snuggling with him, and smelling his sweet head. What joy!