Friday, October 9, 2009

Yesterday . . . and Today . . . .

Yesterday was a good day. Coming off the ventilater was a big relief for me. She also started her swelling and bruising which peaks at 72 hours after surgery.

Thursday morning


Thursday - awake

With her having major head surgery it made us a little apprehensive to hold her because of the way her head feels - imagine a water balloon made out of saran wrap, and that's how her head feels. Around 8:00 last night, we were able to hold her for the first time. The first thing I noticed was her scent, she smelled so good in my arms. Then back to the "cage" she went for a night of more r&r.

Today, Rosemary had a blood transfusion, a sleep study to check for central Apnea, and she had increased swelling. Again she was stuck her in her bed . . . and unhappy with her head and chest full of wires - her head is wrapped in gauze because of the diodes used for the sleep study, not from her surgery. Once the sleep study was complete, we were able to hold and feed her which ended our rough day on a happy note. Things are slowly getting back to normal.

Friday morning - sleep study set-up

sleep study set-up

bundled and sleeping through the day

peepy toes

in our arms