Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Madeline is resting in her room now. This is the most relaxed I've seen her after a surgery, but she's doing really well, without a lot of pain meds. We're currently trying to save an IV that keeps occluding. Jenny, our nurse, has been taping and retaping trying to save it.

Maddy came through her surgery with flying colors. I can't see the ear tubes, obviously, but she's currently sporting two IVs with arm boards, a brand new g-tube, several laparoscopic incisions, a funny-looking vesicostomy complete with a Foley catheter until tomorrow, and two bright-pink casts from hip to toes. They match her toenails, by the way.

We were blessed to have my Aunt Pam and Uncle RB as well as Marcia Carnes and Pastor Kraig to keep us company while we waited. Auntie came bearing many fun surprises, including an adorable nightie that she made for Maddy. I only had one nightie, bought last night, and I knew we'd need one since jammies won't fit over the casts. Auntie took an adorable brown and pink onsie and added addorable polka-dot material and a big bow to make it an adorable nightie. The one from Target is awesome, but not nearly as cute as the one from Auntie!!! :) I've heard rumors that she has material for one more, now that she knows it was the right size.

I'll keep you updated when possible. I won't have a computer beginning tomorrow, as Glen will have this one with him, and mine is in the shop. Thank you all for your prayers! They mean the world to me.


Lori said...

I am so glad that you feel everything went smoothly. I pray the recovery is as smooth as the procedures and you guys are back home again soon.

Scrapingirl said...

That is wonderful news. I will continue to pray.