Journey to China

This blog documents the Spitlers' progress towards the adoption of Xia Ping He (Noah Spitler) from the PR China. It also documents Noah's medical process in pursuit of a total repair to his CHD (congenital heart defect).

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Doing Great

I am happy to say that Noah was able to have two of his three chest tubes out as well as the LA line that was attached to his heart. He has come a long way and is doing well. The biggest concern at this point is pain management and respiratory issues. They want him to be weaned off of pain meds that are given by an IV so that he can take them by mouth. That is the goal but they are taking it slow because they want him to be comfortable. This will enable him to move closer to getting out of intensive care. He is doing well considering everything he has been through. I (Robin) told him that he is my hero. We are so proud of him. This photo is of Noah eating his first piece of bacon, his favorite food. He also was begging for chocolate ice cream. He ate some ice cream and then fell asleep. He was a happy boy!


Blogger Shelley said...

Robin~ Just went back and read the whole story from the beginning. So very, very thankful you found Dr. Hanley. What an amazing answer to prayer. I will pray for Noah's continued recovery. In Christ, Shelley Mansfield

July 17, 2011 at 9:05 PM  

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