Feels Like the First Time

August 13, 2014 at 6:54 PM 4 comments

The surgery is complete, and things went well, mostly. Nothing ever quite goes according to plan ’round these parts.

The procedure itself was fine – kidneys are gone, little bleeding during surgery, and she has a few more scars to add to her collection.  On the downside, it appears that some of her recent coughing fits were actually a symptom of some fluid in the lungs.  She’s pretty junky all down in there, so she’ll be spending at least the night in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) while they do some pain management and suck out the lung gunk so she (and we) can breathe a little easier.

So we’ve come full circle, in a way.  This time last year was the first of 7 surgeries (so far) during her looong stay in the NICU, and now we’re back in the PICU for another one – visitation restrictions and all.  Of course the snazzy new Children’s Hospital it’s much nicer than the NICU…and I’m now meeting folks we know all over the place…but somehow it feels weirdly dejavuish.

Will update as things change, but so far, so good.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Bubbe  |  August 13, 2014 at 9:33 PM

    Hoping for an uneventful night and a tomorrow that doesn’t make me cry

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    • 2. Hank  |  August 13, 2014 at 9:50 PM

      Enough with the crying already, wouldja? This is a good thing, mostly.

      Reply
      • 3. Bubbe  |  August 13, 2014 at 9:53 PM

        Yeah but all those tubes are too much for me

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