Madeline is all settled in her room in Peds ICU (PICU). She's intubated and sedated, partly for pain management and partly because they want to do an MRI with sedation tomorrow morning. I'll tell you what, it's still a kick in the gut whenever you see her for the first time, as pics below will show. But I'm rather glad she's sedated, because hopefully she'll be over the worst of the pain by the time they wake her up.
I took this picture yesterday evening before church. Notice the adorable little shoes (from Aunt Pam and Melanie for the baby shower). And hopefully you'll notice how much weight she's putting on now that we're on the NG tube.
This morning before we left home.
Pre-surgery: One last hug from Daddy. She was pretty happy considering she was hungry and Auntie was telling her all about her breakfast.
Post-Surgery: On a ventilator, and head wrapped to protect surgery site. (The kick in the gut, on first sight.)