Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Today was Caleb's day to show off. He has nursed three times so far today and met his brother, sisters and both sets of grandparents. He is still doing great. He has good oxygen saturation in this blood and his heart rate is good.

Caleb had an episode last night, but the staff in the PCTU knew just what to do and were calm and efficient. I was holding him when his heart rate soared. They got his heart rate back where it belonged and then gave him back to me to finish eating. It scared me, but they weren't overly worried. They changed the position of one of his lines and there have been no episodes since. They think that the line was irritating his heart and causing the odd electrical impulse to screw up his heart rate.

He is scheduled for surgery first thing tomorrow morning. We meet with the surgical people at 6:30 am. They think that he will go in around 7:15 am.

Ella, Sam and Maeve were very impressed with their little brother. Everyone wanted to touch him. They all said that he was really little and cute. We'll see if they are as interested when he comes home!

Thanks again for all of your prayers and good thoughts!


  1. That must have been so scary for you!

    I am guessing that he is in surgery now. Praying that everything goes perfectly and he is back in your arms soon!

    --Chas and family

  2. Praying and thinking about you today! Hope the surgery goes well! Tell Ella, Sam, and Maeve that Mrs. Pfaller thinks they are going to be the BEST brother and sisters ever :)


  3. We look forward to hearing your next update. Hopefully Caleb is back with you now. Continued prayers are being said!