Okay, okay . . . Like I said before, recovery is boring. Well, a good recovery is boring. Lily seems to be having a GREAT recovery. Therefore, not much to blog about.
But since Aunt Teri yelled at us, I will try.
Lily sleeps most of the time. That is the goal of a nice recovery. We like her to sleep so she isn't moving around so much. On her 3rd, 4th, and 5th days of recovery, Lily did have a few outbreaks of inconsolable crying. She would scream her head off for an hour or so, which is nice practice for when we get her home and she gets upset. There were two times that she required a dose of her sedation medicine, Versed, to get through the outburst. Tracy and I are convinced that she would have calmed down if we were just able to hold her. Unfortunately, surgery still would not let us hold her at that point. We were stuck with gentle whispers in her ear and tapping her chest to help soothe her.
On the 26th, the doctors wrote the order to have her Nasal Cannula discontinued. They said her lung has recovered fully from the surgery and there is no need for the constant flow of air into her nose. This also seemed to improve her mood. For anyone that has seen a Nasal Cannula, it doesn't look like the most comfortable thing. Hard plastic tubes stuck in her nose, and chances are it was irritating enough to cause a fit or two.
Also on the 26th, Dr. Caty came to check on Lily. He said that we can hold Lily again. Tracy was resting at her parents house on my request (chickie needs her rest!!!) so I was lucky enough to be the first to hold her for a few minutes. It was awesome. Lily didn't make a peep the whole time. I got lost in her unnaturally huge and beautiful eyes. What a doll.
Now, the Contrast Study is scheduled for Thursday the 28th. The radiologist will send some dye down her esophagus to check for any leaks at either surgical site. Like Dr. Caty said, a third fistula would be unheard of. He told us that some doctors go their whole career without seeing two fistulas. So be a good girl, Lily and stick with two!!
That's the extent of it. We will update some more after the Contrast study. In the meantime, here are some pictures from the last few days so you can get your Lily fix. . .