Movin' on up...
...to the east side! To a deluxe apartment in the sky!
So little Jay is doing great. He came off the ventilator last night at 11pm and was very stable all night. So stable, in fact, that they moved him to "backyard" of PICU where the healthier babies are. We were a little surprised to come in this morning and not find him in his bed. (Umm, he's not crawling yet, so where did he go?)
But after a brief stint in the "backyard", he has now moved out of the PICU to the cardiac wing of the pediatric unit. Yippee! That means private room with mom & dad. For mom and dad, that means we now have to pay attention to all the beeps, bells, dings, and alarms that keep going off constantly. We're kinda figuring out which ones are worry-worthy, and which ones just mean that he wiggled and the monitor got mad about it.
So, for those of you who are medically inclined, simply curious, or want to attempt do-it-yourself coarc repair, here's a website with good illustrations of what an aortic coarctation is and how they fix it.