Saturday, January 9, 2010

Final update from the hospital

We are more than likely going home here in an hour or so. Hopefully, anyways! They still need to remove her IV, discharge papers, give us more no-no bands and head us on our way! She is doing really good. She has her pain managed with simple tylenol and it seems to be doing the trick! That goodness! She JUST ate 4 1/2 ounces, which is the most she has eaten since sugery. Her cheeks are still pretty swollen, along with her lip. Her nose looks a little tight because they over do it so when it settles, it will look normal. All in all, she's perfect AGAIN!.

Paige sees Dr. Grundwalt on Thursday to get the liquid bandage stuff removed. That will probably NOT be much fun at all. She will then still have no-no bands for another week after that. We will then tape her lip, massage and apply pressure for 6 weeks to make the best scar possible. So not quite done with the tape just yet. Oh well, it's nothing like having the NAM (which I secretly stole before someone could ask if I still had it) Hoping no one says anything so I can keep it. Weird? LOL

We also talked to Dr. Grundwalt about palate surgery. We wll be setting the date for that in a couple of weeks. SHe has to be completely off the bottle before surgery. We are thinking end of May, beginning of June. (So Alisha...don't plan to go to Mark's all summer. :) )

Now is just waiting game again. Wait and see if the gum fusion works, wait to see how the scar forms, wait to see how the nose looks after it heals, wait and see when surgery for palate is done. BUT, thankfully we are done with surgery #2! She is and looks amazing!


Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you posted an update and I'm really glad that she's doing fantastic. She looks AMAZING!!!!! I can't wait to see her after the swelling has gone down. Just amazing. You're a wonderful mother Mandy, keep us updated!!!!


Steph said...

lol, thats so funny that you took the NAM, but I understand, it has memories attached! Glad to hear that everything went well, I'll have to come down and see you soon!!!

jussica(hotjai21) said...

i would have taken it too-lol. glad she did so well, i was thinking of her all day! I love the picture of her little grin, too sweet!!

Kayla (babi_lovin11) said...

She looks fantastic!
Im soo glad she is doing so