Look How Far She's Come...

Look How Far She's Come...
11.20.09 3 lbs. 3 oz. 16 in.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New O Pictures!

I have shown some of these before, but I wanted to show the progress!
This was 3 days after she was born.

The night before her 1st surgery.

4 days after 1st surgery.

Before 2nd surgery

5 days after 2nd surgery.

Last week :)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Fiona did amazing with her surgery! We had to be there at 7:30 Wed morning. They took her at about 8:45. This was the first time that she ever cried when they took her from me and I was so sad! We were suprised when Dr. Burns came out to talk to us at about 10:00! This surgery was as involved or as invasive as the 1st one so she didn't get the same kind of pain medicine. She was already awake by the time we got up to the PICU to see her. She was NOT a happy camper though! She has been pretty clingy lately and being tired makes it worse. Well apparently having surgery makes it 10 times worse! The poor thing cried if I even walked away from her crib. And cried every time someone came into the room, even if they weren't touching her! She had to get an echo done while she was there and he came to do it that night. She was not very happy about it. She finally settled down a little and just closely watched everyone that came into her room, even the cleaning people! She was much more alert this time. And more aware of whether we were there or not. We had to wait until she was asleep to even go eat dinner. They let her eat a few hours after she woke up and was right back to eating normal (normal for her!). She had a lot of her NICU nurses come to visit her. She was showing off for them! She did so well with her pain and eating that they let her leave on Thursday! We couldn't believe it when they told us she could go home. We thought we would be there until at least Friday. She was still an extra bit clingy after we got home, but other than that she was right back to her happy, crazy little self! Her O is now about 1/4 of the size that it used to be. It doesn't stick out like a big ball anymore. It is just more of a bump now. Like she just ate too much, haha! We are still not sure how many more surgeries it will take. He is thinking probably 2. The next one he will try to get it all flat and replace the 2 pieces of Gortex patch with 1 solid piece. And then wait a little while for her to grow and the last surgery will be to fully close her abdominal muscles. We have a check-up with him next Tuesday and I'm sure he will be impressed with her like he always is!

She has been doing really well with her speaking valve and the cap. She can make noise now even without anything on. It's so funny to watch her because she knows she has to take a deep breath and then pretty much yell for anything to come out!

I will try to post the video of her laughing and the new pictures of her O soon!