First, let me share with you something I think is hilarious and that is Kylie right after she got her "happy juice" before she went back to surgery. It seriously makes me laugh every time I watch it (although delirium will do that to ya).
|In the waiting room Monday.|
Steve showed up about 8 after dropping Jenna at school and I managed to squeeze maybe 2 broken up hours of sleep. Then I got my second wind, got dressed and felt better. The plastic surgeon came by and looked at her mouth (which yes, we traumatizing to her) and said it looked GREAT! She remained on a clear liquid diet today since she hadn't really drank anything at all. He did say her vitals were fine and no problems with her breathing, so we were released to go to a regular floor.
|Her cute hospital PJs. The white pants make her look like the karate kid!|
Kylie has had what I'd consider to be a pretty good day all things considered. She did drink about a cup of apple juice today and that is wonderful and all the nurses were thrilled. She still has IV fluids going until they are confident she can stay hydrated on her own, but that means we are changing wet diapers every hour. So her kidneys are working just fine!
Kylie did love on her bear (thanks Mr. Will!) a lot and made some signs as well as did Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. She has made her squint eyes face for a select few. So we are seeing glimpses of our girl. I hope tonight is a good night for both her and Steve. I'm going to bed now...yes, at 8:30. And I'm not feeling guilty about that AT ALL.
Thanks for your well wishes and prayers. They are being heard and answered. While you are at it, pray for the other children at Vandy Children's. So many of them are there for way worse issues than cleft palate repair. My heart breaks to think of them. So while you pray for Kylie, pray for those children and their families as well. We are fortunate.