After almost 48 hours since exiting surgery, Baby Girl is still being a trooper! The swelling should be peaking and be on its way back down at anytime now. She had a pretty good night last night and slept a little, at least from what we can tell. She hasn’t been able to open her eyes for almost two days now. That is one of the hardest things to think about right now. Just knowing that our little baby wakes up from being asleep and can’t see anything, it must be so scary for her! At least she knows our voices and how we feel. She likes to hold our hands and yesterday while Scott was holding her she kept on sticking her fingers in his mouth which is something she has always done.
Baby Girl has had a little bit of a fever for the past two days, but it is nothing out of the ordinary. We have been staying on top of the Tylenol with codeine and the Nubain to help her tolerate the pain and discomfort. Her sodium levels were a little low right after surgery (low sodium levels could be an indication of swelling in the brain). The normal range is 135-145 and her number was 132, it is back to 135! The doctors have been impressed with the way she is recovering. They have seen worse swelling and she has only thrown up once.
Thank you again for all of your thoughts and prayers and know that each one of them is felt and goes a long way!