Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Day 17- Kaylie's head drain is out!

The surgeon came in today to check on how Kaylie was doing, and said she looks really good. He told us that they would be taking her head drain out later today , and that we could home this afternoon or tomorrow if we wanted. He left it totaly up to us and what we were comfortable with. 3 things were what he wanted: 1) Be able to drink. 2) Take medication orally. 3) Be able to get around pretty well on her own. She is doing well on the first 2, praise the Lord.

We also had PT come in again today to work with Kaylie. We walked her to the window, where she colored on it and put stickers! She is really coming along well.They were excited to see her move so good.  We know it's because we have so many people praying for her! Thank you, thank you!

Kaylie enjoyed some chicken mcnuggets from McDonalds that her Opa(my dad) brought her. She ate them all and a few french fries. Also enjoyed  having Paul and Megan up for a few hours. She is just doing well and so excited to see her sit with them, in fact she asked to sit next to Paul on the chair by her bed.

Once again thanks for praying!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Day 15 - Surgery

Trying to sleep this morning we were woken up at 5:45 to a nurse coming in and telling us they were coming down to get Kaylie and take her to pre-op. We were told that she was having surgery at 8am, but we did not realize it would that early. So we popped up and threw on some clothes.

8am sharp they came to take her back and once again it was tough for me as a Dad. It broke my heart that as they were wheeling her out I asked for a kiss and she leaned up to kiss me. I lost it and told her that I loved her and would see her when she got out.

The nurses told me that they would call us at 10:00 and 12:00 to give us an update on how she was doing. At both calls we were told that she was doing fine and that everything was going to plan. Shortly after we were able to meet her in the OR where she was sleeping with baby Bethany in hand! Baby Bethany has been through a lot this week as well, she has helped Kaylie make it.

They eventually took her to PICU to watch her tonight and monitor her. She has been playing and talking with baby Bethany, and has already asked to watch Garfield. Which of course has run non-stop since we turned it on. We are just glad that she is talking and trying to move around. Kaylie has started to swell and looks like she will have a black eye, it is red right now.

We know that God has been watching over her and is taking care of her. Kaylie has been a trooper and has gone through this time with a smile and a laugh and we know this is due in part to all of you who have been praying for her and the doctors! Thank you so much and we encourage you to continue to pray for a speedy and full recovery. The plan is to be here another 3-5 days depending on how she does.