Colton's surgery went off without a hitch! Both surgeons were very happy with how things went. When he came back from the operating room, he was still really sedated and remained on the vent. After a few hours they were able to extubate him and put him back on his highflow nasal cannula. His settings are higher than they were before surgery, but it's what was expected. Colton did have some pain when he got back to the NICU. His heartrate jumped to 200 (normal is about 170 for him). He was given some tylenol and fentanyl (a pain medication). He's only had the one dose of fentanyl, but he's getting tylenol every six hours.
Tonight when we visited, Colton was very sleepy at first. Then after about 30 minutes he was wide awake and wanted to be social. So I held him for about 30 minutes. He was his normal snuggly self! :)
And, now a little GREAT news about Seanie. He is off the vent!!! The doctor decided to try him off the vent to see how he would do. So far, so good. The nurses are keeping the vent at his bedside to "ward off evil spirits." I say they can keep it there until he comes home! Because he is off the vent, he can now be held!!!!! It took him about 10 minutes to figure out that it was okay to be held. He was a little squirmy for awhile. But, he settled down for a bit. I held him for about 20 minutes. :)