Friday, May 29, 2009
Surgery is over...
It's about 7:30pm. Dr. Sood came in about 30 minutes ago. Surgery is over. From a surgery standpoint, everything went smoothly. Sophie will be in recovery until about 8:30pm and then will be transferred to the ICU. She will have 2 drains in...an external ventricular drain and JP drain. The EVD will be removed on Sunday and the JP drain will be removed on Tuesday. She will most likely be moved to a regular room sometime tomorrow.
I can't wait to hold my baby girl in my arms. I am going through serious withdrawal. I am so use to having both Elsa and Sophie climbing all over me everyday. At least, I have been able to see and talk to Elsa. I LOVE Skype...free video calling. At first, I thought maybe it would upset her but it hasn't. Yesterday, we played peek-a-boo. I told her to go hide and she climbed off of NaNaw's lap and laid on the ground face down. And then she would look up at me and smile. So incredibly cute!!! I got to see her "read" a book, dance around when I turned on music and so many other things. She has been having a blast. NaNaw has been taking great care of her along with wonderful help from Aunt Colette. Tonight, my parents will be taking over until we come home next week. Tomorrow, NaNaw will be flying here to see her precious little Sophie and Jason will be flying home on Sunday. I am so incredibly grateful to be surrounded by such wonderful family and friends...THANK YOU!!!