Surgery went very well! Her belly is tiny now! Even though the surgery went well, everything else was a mess. The hospital was so full and she has to be in the PICU because of the ventilator. Well the PICU had no beds available. So she was stuck in the PACU (recovery area) overnight, which not only sucked for her, but for us too. The PICU has seperate rooms, but the PACU is just one big open area. No privacy- just curtains, crying, screaming kids coming out of surgery, noisy, cramped, no t.v., etc. It was awful. She was in a lot of pain and was on morphine until yesterday afternoon. She got a fever during the night on Wed, but luckily went away by yesterday morning. Since she wasn't actually up in the PICU (but was being seen by the PICU doctors since that's where she SHOULD have been) it was like pulling teeth to get any answers. She was doing better by early afternoon yesterday and was eating and switched to Roxicet for pain instead of morphine. But they still made the decision to keep her another night without even talking to her surgeon. He is the one that should make all the decisions. So we finally got to talk to him at about 6 last night and he said that he was going to keep her until this morning, but because of our sitution (being stuck in the PACU) he would let her leave last night. So the good news is that we are home!!She is still in alot of pain and is kind of in and out of it from the pain meds. She didn't sleep well last night, which means neither did I! I washed her up and Nana came to visit which always makes things better! She is very stiff and her belly is a little bruised. But we finally got a couple of smiles out of her! It will probably be at least a few more days until she is back to normal.
Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers, we really appreciate it! I will add some pictures later!