Today was a lot like yesterday. However, Lily slept alot. But that is the best for her recovery. Our big strong girl went twelve hours with no pain medication and barely made a peep. I'm sure a chest tube jammedt into someone's abdomen tends to be a little uncomfortable. Good Girl, Lily!
At about 7pm, Lily did start to fidget and cry. It was so nice because Rebecca and Betsy were both there, and they let Tracy put her arms beneath Lily's shoulders and neck and hold her up a little bit. The closeness was amazing for Tracy, almost like holding her to comfort her.
Lily cried for about 30 minutes, but Tracy held her close and whispered in her ear that everything was ok. Then Rebecca decided it was time to give Lily a small dose of fentonol to take the edge off. It did, and Tracy and Lily sat quietly staring into each other's eyes. What a beautiful moment.