We've just had our morning meeting with the neurosurgery team. We're going home today!!! Caleb is doing well from surgery. Still in some pain from the abdominal incision (I can TOTALLY relate to that one), but feeling better. He's more alert this morning as well. He's still working his breakfast of chicken nuggets, mac & cheese, grapes & strawberries. He's just finished taking 8 syringes full of medicine and cooperated the entire time!!!!! Not what I'd consider dessert, but if it works.
Yesterday before Caleb came out of sedation, we had them put him in a diaper because we knew he wouldn't be able to get up to go to the restroom. Caleb can't stand diapers. He automatically assumes he is a "baby" because he's wearing a diaper. We kept telling him that they were special post-surgery pants & he only had to wear them until he could walk to the bathroom himself (with help, of course). We even told him that sometimes even grown-ups have to wear diapers too, but he didn't believe us & kept calling us liars. "Diapers are only for babies" was his statement.
This morning, he says, "I think I like wearing these diapers." That's when we decided it was time for him to get up and walk! As long as he didn't like them, we were okay with him wearing them because we knew he wanted out of them. Once he decided he liked them, we wanted him out because we don't want him used to them.
I hope everyone has a wonderful day today. We believe ours will be! Continued prayers for quick recovery, less pain, and more cooperation taking meds.