Oliver’s surgery was Thursday morning, it’s now Saturday, and his recovery is going really well. He is slowly starting to feel better (we can tell because he’s starting to flirt with the nurses again), there is no sign of infection of any kind, his NG tube has been removed, and most importantly, today he let out a couple of loud, greasy toots, an indication that his intestinal system is starting to kick back into gear. It’s a funny thing to celebrate a good shart, but it’s probably something we should all do a little more often. 🙂
I expect we’ll be here in the hospital a few more days. He’s been on IV fluids and hasn’t started eating yet, and once we are given the green light to start feeding him, they will want to monitor how his system responds for a couple of days.