It has been about 19 hours since Pierce's surgery and so far, God has answered our prayers for a quiet night/day. He is still pretty groggy, but his vitals are looking great and he has still been on the conventional ventilator (with pretty low settings I might add!). Continue to pray that as he wakes, he will have an easy recovery and that things will go smoother than expected.
The medical team decided that it was best to not put in the CVL today, as they felt it unnecessary at this time (P didn't loose much blood during the surgery, nor have his hemoglobin levels dropped drastically) and they feel confident that they can now get an IV in should they need one. I feel confident about this decision. It just doesn't make sense to put him through another procedure right on the heels of surgery. Also, Dr. Peeler will be coming by today to remove the chest tube placed during the surgery. Pray that all goes smoothly with that.
We will keep you updated as Pierce recovers. Thank you all for the prayers and support.
Lindsay, Nik and Pierce