Sorry for no update on Emma. We spent the first four days after her surgery just focusing on her and being a family. She is doing wonderful. She went pain med free Sunday afternoon and besides messing with the cotton balls we have to keep in it, she is doing fine!
She actually did really well from the start. They warned us of the high chance of her throwing up and being dizzy, but she never threw up. She slept and laid around for about a day, but after that she wanted to play for short times. We had to really watch her walking around and stuff but other then that she was able to play for a bit before tiring out. She has finally found her appetite again and for the last two days has ate nonstop. This is such a good thing, since she was sick almost a full week before surgery and ate hardly nothing. I am really happy to see her eating and wanting food again.
We have not seen as many emotional side affects this go around so far! We spent a lot of time preparing her for this surgery and talking to her since the surgery. She is a little more clingy but not to bad. She did have a few days of pretty major mood swings, but we feel that was all the OR meds leaving her system. She has talked to us a little about her time awake in the OR, which is new. She told us the nurse held her and sang a song about a turtle. She has told us that more then once. We believe her since she did have one hearing aid in, and she was a little fussy when they took her from us. So, I believe they did decide to hold her while they sedated her. She told us that the nurse was really nice for doing that:) It was so cute and made me cry to know they did something so sweet during such a stressful time for Emma.
All in all we are glad this is behind us, besides the healing! She did really well and we all got to spend a few slower days at home. I really enjoyed that! I also enjoyed family and friends taking care of us!!! We had lunches brought to us by family, friends bringing dinner,and Emma has gotten about thirty cards in the mail! We also got a flower delivery and a fruit delivery! Which was fun and exciting! Emma also got many other goodies from friends and family ranging from balloons, stickers, books, stuff animals and so much more! Emma has felt very loved and so have the family! Blessed beyond belief! Thanks to family and friends for the extra care and time you have spent caring for my family! (Taylor also got many little gifts as well). We are doing really well and are finally having a little bit of spring break fun between resting and healing!
Here are a few photos from her recovery!