Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Time to rest...

It's 10:45pm**. Time for all of us to get some rest...well not Brandon quite yet. Sophie is doing INCREDIBLE. It was hard seeing her and not being able to scoop her up in my arms. But she looks amazing. Her head is all wrapped up in guaze but there is no swelling. She is just sleeping peacefully. All her vitals look great. They haven't given her any morphine since she left post-op recovery. I am worried about pain over the next few days but Sophie has always had a VERY HIGH pain threshold so hopefully she will do well. They keep telling us to expect swelling in the next 24 to 48 hours. So far...none. She was a little pale coming out of surgery but her color is back. I am just glad that she is resting so peacefully. She did try to sit up twice but went right back to sleep. I have to admit...it was heartwarming to see those precious eyes of her if only for a second.

Dr. Asano came in around 9pm to do some testing. He turned off all the lights in the room and put this bright flashing strobe light in front of her eyes. He was mapping out the part of the brain that controls visions...just amazing!!! Once he analyzed that data, he did another test. He put a small device on her right hand that sent electrical pulses. He said it feels like static electricity. Her hand just kept twitching. This was to map out her sensory area. She was completely out of it for both of these test.

Jason and I are back at the RMH. Brandon is taking the first shift until about 2am or 3am. Jason is taking over after that. Then it is my turn. They insisted. It was hard for me to leave but I have another little one brewing in the pot to worry about it. I cannot believe how much at peace I am with all of this. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers!!!

**I keep posting the time because blogger is not letting me publish on EST. I changed my computer to EST but then it was delaying my post for an hour. Couldn't figure out what was wrong and between all the different computers that I am using, I thought it would be easier if I just put my own time stamp on everything.

7 comments:

Reagan Leigh said...

So good to hear. Thank you so much for continuing to post. I've been waiting to shut down until I heard how Sophie was doing. Hopefully everyone can get some much needed rest tonight. You are all in my prayers!

Anonymous said...

Sleep tight. You're all in our bedtime prayers. Hope tomorrow goes as well as today and I hope the time passes even quicker.

Love,
Barb

Jennifer Mezines said...

Whew! Glad to hear she is doing ok. Try to get some rest.....how lucky are you that Jason was able to come with you to help out on the night shifts so you can sleep?? Can't wait to hear more tomorrow!

Krissy said...

SO so glad she's doing okay! I hope you get some good sleep tonight!

Anonymous said...

All news is great. Long, difficult hours at the hospital. Yes, lucky for having Jason and let's not forget Debbie for a moment. What patience and contributions. Thank you Debbie, from all of us, even those of us you barely know.
CB

Katie said...

I'm so glad Sophie is resting comfortably. You take good care & try and get some rest tonight. I'm so, so proud of you & Sophie. So proud of you.

Love,
K

Victoria Strong said...

So, so glad to hear that things are looking okay after the surgery. Hoping tomorrow brings more good news. Thinking of you and your sweet Sophie.