Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Day After


They say that children recover amazingly well from surgery compared to adults. We were fully expecting Isabella to be intubated for a few days and for her to be incoherent at best for a few days. But amazingly, Isabella came back from surgery not intubated, and she was pretty lucid the next morning, albeit a bit groggy. The giant bandage around her head looked like a big helmet, with her hair coming out from the top.

The day was pretty quite as Isabella rested in her bed. The only thing we had scheduled was the followup MRI, which we finally did later in the afternoon. Julianne had gone home to see Annalise and Nathaniel, so I was left to be with Isabella while they took her MRI.

Isabella slept through the MRI, which was good so that they wouldn't have to sedate her further to keep still, and she slept most of the day. But sometime in the middle of the night, she woke up and said she was very thirsty. She had been on IV's since she came out of surgery, so this was a big step. Then she said she was hungry and ate a few crackers. We finally got to sleep pretty late on Wednesday night, but all in all, it was a pretty good day.

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