Thursday, March 13, 2008
Cody's 'numbers' have started to level off and little by little more tubing gets removed. They will watch them closely over the next few days to make sure they stay in the right direction. We are praying for an 'out of the woods - thumbs up' by Saturday or Sunday. He spiked another fever overnight so they are starting an antibiotic. Cody also has fluid on his right lung so the Doctors have him on respiratory treatment and want him moving around as much as possible. This is very hard for Cody. His incision is about 9 inches long. Dr. Fishbein ended up taking out about 85% of Cody's liver, his lymph nodes in the surrounding area, and his gall bladder. The most we were able to do is get him to sit in our laps a couple of times and even this didn't go over so well. Physical therapy will attempt to get him standing tomorrow. We have warned them to watch out for flying fists! He made contact with the x-ray lady this morning. Cody is a bear when he doesn't feel good. The Doctors, nurses, and staff have been incredible as usual.