If you sing that headline to the Beatles tune 'back in the USSR' it sounds really cool.
Pablo is sleeping, and well medicated via his new epidural. He was brought up to PICU direct from the O.R.-unusual that they skipped the post-op step. When we got to the PICU room, P was awake, surrounded by nurses and docs. He had (still has) a tube up his nose (running into his stomach), a diaper (he had a b movement on the table, and another when we got to the room (no relation to our arrival) and a second drain-this one coming out of the left side. Of course, P has got his old friend Mr Catheter back in the scene as well.
Being back in the PICU is cool cos of the extreme attention Pablo gets from the staff. The gnarly thing is, we had to vacate our room in 4 West! We moved everything into Jo Ann's car. We're hoping to move into a regular room in tomorrow, and we're hoping to go back to 4 West.
I spoke to Dr Koh, the attending urologist. He said P should be in a regular room by tomorrow. The PICU will be keeping a close watch on his urine output and will be pulling frequent blood labs. Good marks in both of those areas will get him a Get Out Of PICU pass.
OK, more later!