Journal entry by Tiffany-Jerad Norman

I'm not sure that anything can prepare you to see your child after open heart surgery. Jaden was on a ventilator, has 4 IV's (one in his neck, 2 in his right arm and one in his left), and chest tubes.  We are praising God that he is now off of the ventilator and breathing on his own.  He is able to have conversations with us but has been fighting nausea, vomiting and pain.  We are thankful that things are heading in the right direction but ask for continued prayers for nausea and pain control.  Our hope is to be out of ICU tomorrow(or rather today since it is 2:09am).  There is also a possibility to get the IV in his neck out if everything continues to go the right way.  Jaden heart rate is running high so please pray that it starts to come down.  This is not a huge concern because it is normal after surgery but they would like to see it a little lower.  Again we are so thankful for the prayers as we continue to feel them.  Please also pray for Treyton as he had a difficult time seeing his big brother like this.  We serve a mighty God and are excited to see Jaden's progress over the next few days!
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