heal correctly. evidently her septum needed
quite a bit of repair.
last night was the first night in over a week that
she (& her parents, in turn) slept all night.
our joy quickly faded
as we realized it was because her tubing fell out.
the drama that ensued as we had to clean
her nose & lip & insert the tubing back in &
then tape it back down....
it made yesterday look like a Mr. Rogers episode.
she is a STRONG girl,
and one tough little fighter.
so...now all is well. I spoke with the nurse in hopes
of receiving some advice on how to keep
the tubing in place. after some creative taping,
it seems good.
when it will be time to take it out
to clean it.
and put it back in.
prayer? yes, please!
God is walking through this with us.
He sent us a hug with this beautiful sunset last night!
our little patient really is getting better every day, but
along with that healing comes a steady dose of
whining & grumpiness...
I really can't blame her.
the facial swelling is almost completely gone,
but the bruising on her sweet face continues
to appear. her lip looks amazing, and she's
letting us clean it with less drama
each time. she's such a trooper!
we'll head to charlotte Friday morning
to have the packing removed from her nose. no fun
I know that will help her sleep so much better!
yesterday I managed to get a shower, made Gracie
some popscicles, and thanks to a dear
church friend, our family had a meal that wasn't take-out!
the scheduler @ the office
gave us the wrong time.
needless to say we got ready in record time!
they took her back at around 8:00
after a very speedy check in!
I cannot tell you how well she did.
it was truly the grace of God.
she got a little weepy, but after the
"happy medicine" kicked in
she allowed her favorite nurse to
carry her down the hall.
even though this is the fourth time for this,
it does not get easier for this mama's heart!
she should be in surgery for around 3 hours.
I know the Father is caring for
and ministering to her as I type.
thank you for your prayers.
they will carry us through the day.