But, he has had a set back. The incision is leaking a lot and they think now that it's CSF. It's the lower part of his incision, which is on his neck, making it very hard to put pressure on it via a pressure wrap. He's on his back, but turns his head to the side a lot. I've been told it's still okay for me to feed him and hold him, but now I'm trying to do it with him sitting up more instead of lying across my lap. So far, it's okay. The verdict is still out as far as whether or not he'll need to go back to the OR for more stitches or whether it will eventually close up on his own. There is also a big fear of infection right now because the leak indicates an opening and also means the incision is wet. I'm on fever watch.
Right now he's sleeping so peacefully, it's hard to believe there is anything out of the ordinary happening at all.
I thought he was giving everyone dirty looks, until I realized his ng tube tape was pulling his lip up. He's less snarly looking now that I peeled it back.