10.18.2008

Bei's Recovery


I wanted to send a quick note just to let everyone know that Bei continues to do really well in his recovery. He lost 4 lbs while in the hospital and is down to 18 lbs, so we are trying to fatten him up. The most noticeable difference for me, since the surgery, is Bei's heartbeat. Prior to the surgery, his heartbeat was so fast and hard that if you touched anywhere on his chest you could feel it. You could actually feel the extra blood whooshing through from one side to the other. It was creepy. Now, he has a very regular heartbeat. The other new thing is, he refuses to take a nap. I'm trying to figure out why. It could be that he is most uncomfortable when he is lying down or he is afraid that I'm going to leave him. Or maybe his body doesn't need it now that his heart is working properly. No naps these past two days. His restrictions are few, he can't be around crowds of people for the next two weeks, they said to keep him away from little kids for two weeks and he can't take a bath for 2 months. Yep, you read it right, 2 months! On Tuesday, we meet with the cardiologist again. He is quite clingy to me, but I would imagine that is par for the course for a kid that just went through major traumatic surgery.
Thanks again for all the support! It is so very appreciated by us!

2 comments:

kate said...

Gosh Bei sure looks good!! OK LIZ, time to show off those cooking skills and fatten that little man up... :)

Beth said...

Yippee!!! We are so happy to hear Bei is doing so well. He is one amazing little guy!