Your peeing is working like a charm again – thanks! They would like Ruben to be peeing at least 30 cubic centimeters (ccs)/hour and so far for the past 4 hours, he has been peeing between 50 and 75 ccs/hour. This is fabulous.
Meanwhile, we’re just quietly standing by.
Because Ruben’s chest is open, he is intubated (a machine is breathing for him) and he is not allowed to move. This means he is totally still, not awake, on a lot of medicine, and very very very puffy. We miss our little wiggly baby, but we know he’ll be back – just a few more days (more or less).
It helps that we’ve done this before. We’re feeling significantly more human right now than we were this time last surgery.
We have miles to go, but we’re getting there.
Plus, this time, we have a nicer, quieter spot with a river-view.