Friday, September 25, 2009

blackberry update

I'm writing this from my blackberry so please pardon anything that is gramatically incorrect! Elle's first full day post op had both Lee and myself worried. Her blood pressure was extremely low all day long. They never had to give her more blood, but they did give her blood agents. This helped temporarily raise her b.p. We were also praying for pee all day long. One of the side effects of being put on the by pass machine is that it messes up kidney function. Some people have to go on dialysis because of it. That thought is never too far from our minds but thankfully around 7:30 this evening elle went to the bathroom. Lee and I were giddy when we saw it coming down the tube! By late this evening, elle's bp had risen and she was peeing - a complete 180 from this morning. She woke up a few times during the day and I will never be able to get the look she had on her face out of my mind. She has 2 tubes down her throat so she can't cry and her arms are tied to the bed so she can't get to the ivs or tubes coming out of her. She would roll her head over to look at lee and myself with a look of pure terror on her sweet little face. Big tears would start forming in her eyes and she would look up at us as if to say "please take the pain away.". I couldn't stand to see her in so much pain- I broke down whenever she would wake up and look at us. I'm crying now just thinking about it. This evening the doctors all agreed to keep her sedated through the evening to keep her blood pressure up and her kidneys functioning. The plan tomorrow is to take it slow and see what elle will allow them to do. They might remove the breathing tube but that all depends on her. Please pray for our little girl as she continues to recover from surgery.

7 comments:

sonja said...

That just brings tears. Nothing gets our hearts more quickly or deeply than our precious little ones. I am praying right now for a quiet night, for rest and comfort for Elle, and peace of mind for you both. God has brought her through this, and this is part of the healing process, so hang in there. We will keep praying.

Ren said...

I can't even imagine having to watch like that. Well, I guess I can imagine it, but I expect it doesn't come anywhere close to the real thing. McKenzie was in the hospital for a few days when she was about a month old, but she didn't have to endure anything as bad as that (though her screams for what she did have to go through attested differently).

mrsrubly said...

o lisha! i am tearing up just thinkin' about. bless your heart. and daddy too. o i will pray w/out ceasing for miss elle. jesus be with this special baby girl. be there in this time of recovery, keep her from pain, guide the staff working on her to give her the best care. father, be with her parents. give them comfort of the unknown and strength just to make to the next day. i love you jesus amen! miss ellle may god bless you lil one.

Amber said...

Lisha---I am truly thinking about Elle!!! I know she is a strong girl and will pull though like nothing happened!! I am keeping you, Elle and Lee in my prayers!! Love you guys and let me know if there is anything I can do!!

Jess said...

praying for a fast and healthy recovery. i know that you will have ups and downs on this road but keep the faith and stay strong like you have been. our families will be praying for miss elle and please let us know if there is something we can do for you! Olivia can't wait til the day they can be playmates :)

Lynell said...

We LOVE you!

amy johnson said...

Our day after sugery was rough too, the doctors and nurses are really good about managing pain. She will feel better tomorrow, and even better the day after that. It will take her little body time to recover, but it will happen much faster then you will anticipate. Nothing is worse then seeing a loved one in pain, and it really becomes unbearable when it is your child. Hang in there, she is tougher then you can imagine!!!