A single mom raising two beautiful babes. One on earth and one in heaven. Both have special needs, and their mommy has an attitude.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
The day of the surgery went well. M looked really comfortable. She "needed" to be held once we got into her room, or so the nurse said. Mommy sucked it up and follwed orders. :-p
They kept her on morphine for the rest of the day. Of course, I wanted a Mommy dose. But I had to get home to J, and Daddy stayed with M.
Day1 post-op: I talked to my dad before I headed up to see Baby Girl. Papa said she was doing well. She had a bunch of visitors - Auntie Amy, Auntie Emily, etc. It's nice to see that she's so loved by so many. But when I got to the hospital, I was less than happy. My girl was swollen. Seriously. I don't seriously panic often any more, but I was pacing, waiting for the nurse to get ahold of surgery. Her right eye was nearly swollen shut. Once the surgery resident came up, he was a bit surprised. Her incisions all looked fine, but there was a ton of excess fluid. He checked her eye to make sure it was still "working." He immediately cut off all IV fluids (she had started taking food by her button) and suggested we keep her off that right side. I asked how long until we started looking at increasing her diuretic, but he said "let's try this first." Ok, I understand. Thankfully, just a few hours later, the swelling was noticeably improved. Whew!
Day 2 post-op: They were talking about sending us home. Um, NO. Like I feel comfortable with this g-button that NO ONE has showed me how to take care of yet.
Day 3 post-op: She needed more oxygen overnight. Like up to 2 1/2 litres compared to her normal 0-3/4 litre. AKA, mom freaks a bit. While Surg was going to discharge her, I asked for a lung doc consult. In walks pulmo #3. Yeah, her lungs are a bit gunky. Let's get a chest x-ray and some blood work. Keep her until tomorrow. At least she's uncontrollably happy.