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2nd Day Post Op...

January 17th 2009 10:02 am
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Second day post op is going pretty well..... Emma is still very sleepy - with little bursts of energy where she just wants to jump around and be silly!

I'm still so surprised that she doesn't seem to have much pain at all.... sometimes she'll squint her lil' eyes and I can tell she's uncomfortable.... but she's yet to let out a whine, whimper, grumble or groan like I had expected with all that she's gone through.

I just can't say it enough................... this little thing amazes me..... and every single day, she shows me yet another ray of sunshine spilling out of her!!

Everything is looking okay as far as the incisions .... I don't see any sign of sutures coming out or infection setting in.... no fever.... no redness....

The surgeon called yesterday afternoon to check on her and I let her know of my concerns with the right nasal cavity.... it seems to be "caving in" and I'm not confidant that they've been successful with creating that airway - - - there just was nothing for her to work with - - - but I'm sure there is still a fair amount of swelling of the tissues - so still hoping that things will open up and be alright.

I haven't tried to open her mouth to check the palate, but I've not seen any drainage or blood so I'm pretty certain that it has remained in tact.... THANK GOD!!! (AND Dr. Domnick!) =)

Today, in the wee hours of the morning, Emma looked up at me with those deep beautiful eyes.............. and whispered, "Mommy....... I've tried so hard to be good................ LET THERE BE CHICKEN!!!"

So, chicken.............. there will be!!! =) I'll post a little video clip later so that you can all see how she does with her VERY FIRST bite of solid food!! FUN!!

Much love, gratitude and an awesome respect to all of you ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

(this morning's pictures in Emma's Myspace blog at: )


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