Thursday, September 24, 2009

When It's All Said and Done

Lee and I got to go in and see our precious princess around 6:30pm. She is covered in tubes and wires and is heavily sedated. The anesthesiologist came in and said that she won't be waking up anytime soon - probably not until tomorrow sometime. Overall, she looks good - her coloring is good and the way they have the breathing tube positioned and a tube going down her throat and into her stomach positioned - it looks like she is smiling. The second tube going into her stomach is to release any gases that might be in her stomach. They want it as "deflated" as possible. After seeing Elle, Lee and I left and my parents went back to see her. After they got to see her we all went and enjoyed a fabulous dinner and then Lee and I went back to Elle's room to be with her for a little bit longer. Tonight - she is so out of it that the doctors and the nurses both suggest going home (or to the ro ho which is where we are) and getting a good nights rest. Once Elle wakes up and starts to realize how much pain she is in, we are going to be on call 24/7 so we are getting sleep tonight while we can! Our nurse tonight is fabulous! He is the nurse that admitted Elle after her shunt surgery and is one of the top notch nurses for cardiac. When Lee and I rounded the corner and saw him, both us breathed a huge sigh of relief. I can't say enough good things about him so I know she is in good hands tonight. We will most likely leave the Ronald McDonald house relatively early tomorrow and spend the day with our baby. It's hard to hear all the monitors when we have been without them for so long. I'm not too sure what the next few days hold for us but I know God certainly does know what the future may hold. We're praying for a full recovery and an easy recovery!

1 comment:

amy johnson said...

I am so glad to hear that everything went according to plan for Elle. I will pray that she rests well and stays as pain free as can be while she is recovering!! My offer still stands about wed. so just let us know what we can do for you all!! (it is in your e-mail)