Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Celebrate good times...

Tuesday Mar 11, 2008

Celebrate good times...

...come on! We apologize for getting bad 70s disco music stuck in your head.

Jay is now out of surgery, and it went very well. They finished about 5:15pm, but had said that they would be finished around 4pm, so the last hour was definitely stressful. There was nothing wrong that caused the delay--it's just that folks around here are not great estimating how long anything takes. There are a few fingernail marks in the arms of the chairs we were sitting in, but we pryed our fingers out of wood and finally took a breath. We did get to see him very briefly, and he is already starting to wake up from surgery. Once he is stable we will be able to see him for a longer period of time.

The next hurdle is breathing on his on after coming off the ventilator, and we hope that will happen tonight or tomorrow morning. If his blood pressure remains stable and he does well off the ventilator, he will likely come out of the PICU in a day or two.



Great News Guys! We've been thinking about you all day. We're glad to hear that he is on his way to recovery. We will continue to remember you and him and look forward to the day he can meet his fellow pack memebers. You are in our prayers. God Bless all of you.

Posted by Ginger Graves on March 11, 2008 at 06:59 PM EDT #

Big and tough! This kid is gonna be unstoppable! We can't wait to see him again.

Love and prayers are coming your way.

Malcolm, Helen and Maggie

Posted by Helen Green on March 11, 2008 at 07:22 PM EDT #

I'm so glad to hear things went well! I've been thinking about you and saying prayers for you all for days. Can't wait to meet the little guy when he comes home!

Posted by Jennifer Papp on March 11, 2008 at 08:53 PM EDT #

That is great news!!!! I am so glad everything went well today.

Posted by Cara Mac on March 11, 2008 at 09:29 PM EDT #

It is very good to hear that the surgery went well. That is indeed great news. I hope that Jay continues to improve in the coming days. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers

Posted by Oz Wilder on March 11, 2008 at 10:19 PM EDT #

Praise the Lord! That's great news - now you can stop torturing the chairs in the waiting room. :)

Posted by Mindy Nichols on March 11, 2008 at 10:58 PM EDT #

YAY! I have always hated Duke basketball but after this, I might have to rethink my alliances. Love to you all...

Posted by Jamie J on March 11, 2008 at 11:29 PM EDT #

Good morning, Jay! Glad to hear you are doing so well. Now, remember to smile at mom and dad! Be
kind to the nurses!!! You are going to be fine!
Your angels are doing double and triple duty.

Jen, I just think about you all during the day. That last hour of waiting had to be the worst. Just give Jay a squeeze for me and know that you are in my daily thoughts.

I love the music theme. That has to be a great item for Derek. A vet with a music sense. His future paitents will love it!!!!

I wonder what the next set of musical tones will be from!!!!!

Catch a nap, have a great day.


Posted by Teresa D. Carpenter on March 12, 2008 at 08:27 AM EDT #


I am truly happy that your bundle is on his way to recovery. He has been in my prayers.


Posted by Teresa on March 12, 2008 at 10:05 AM EDT #

Yay for Jay! I'm so glad he's doing well. I've been thinking about all of you so often. This is a tough little guy--he's going to do great in life!

Posted by Dawn Ohlsson on March 12, 2008 at 10:30 AM EDT #

Jen and Derek,

I so happy to hear that Jay is on his way to recovery! I have been thinking about you guys and we are praying for Jay and the whole family. We can't wait to meet this tough little guy!


Posted by Heather Godwin on March 12, 2008 at 10:39 AM EDT #

Jen, Derek and Jay, you all are surrounded by so many prayers and postive thoughts, God can't help but notice! Justgather strength from your love for each other and hold even tighter to the little miracle that you now have. And keep up the sense of humor! Even in impossible circumstances, a smile or a laugh can give you that little push that you need to make it through!
You are in our thoughts and prayers,
Alan and Crystal

Posted by crystal mullins on March 12, 2008 at 10:44 AM EDT #

Jen, Derek and Jay,

Fantastic. Praying for his continued speedy and complete recovery.

Best - Jody

Posted by Jody Gookin on March 12, 2008 at 11:15 AM EDT #

I'm so happy to hear that the surgery went well. We've been thinking of you and will continue to pray that he recovers quickly and can go home.

Posted by Jennifer G. on March 12, 2008 at 11:45 AM EDT #

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