Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Julia this morning in ICU shortly before we were moved to a regular room.

Today has been a good day...quiet, but good. Thanks to other parents who have gone before us, I know what to expect for the first couple of days after surgery...which is not much. She opens her eye every so often (just one because the other is very swollen), moves her left hand and left leg, and then drifts off to sleep again. Her right side is very weak but she has moved both her leg and arm. Dr. Asano saw us for a bit earlier and said her tone looks good which indicates the ability is there, just weak for the moment.

She has talked a little more today..."yes", "more juice", "watch a show"...she's in there, just recovering. She drank a cup of apple juice which is by far the most she's had to drink since we've been here.

We also haven't seen any seizures which needless to say is very, very nice.

7 comments:

blogzilly said...

No seizures is great, as is her level of awareness, that's astounding. All in all, a good day.

misslauren0707 said...

She looks like an angel :)

rkortz said...

She looks so peaceful :). I'm so glad that you can find peace of mind from other parents who have gone through this. Your getting closer to having this all behind you. Take care.

Helen said...

Ohhhhh! So precious! Glad she has let you know she is ok. Rest is a great thing right now. It will be amazing to see her a week from now and recall this picture. Give her our love. Should we send hand sanitizer?

Sophie's Story by Elaine said...

No seizures...no words to explain how that must feel!!! She sounds like she is recovering very well.

crissy said...

I am so happy that things are going as well as can be expected for a little girl that just went through everything she did. I love all of you and hope you can be reunited with Daniel soon.

baby trevor's mommy said...

She is so beautiful...

...danielle