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She Made It To Her Room.

Posted Jan 07 2010 11:23pm

It's 11:30 and I'm just getting settled in. Ainsley finally showed up at the room about 9:00pm. She is still pretty out of it. Her 7:30 dose of Morphine hasn't worn of yet so she's doing okay as long as you don't touch her head. Duh. But when she came back from Recovery her trach tie was about 1 1/2 inches too loose and we had to tighten it up. Then getting the trach mask around her neck was a trick but we should be able to leave her alone now.

The change in her appearance is so subtle that I'd almost forgotten they'd done it. I think that's good, we don't want her to have a heavy brow. The surgeon said to wait about 3 weeks to allow the swelling to go completely away before judging her "final" appearance. Due to my concern about the swelling affecting the ptosis they injected steroids into the eye area to reduce swelling. And at this point I see very little swelling and no bruising. And her incision looks really good, they didn't shave too much hair. And he cleaned up her scar, removing the excess scar tissue so the hair meets up closer at the incision point. I think her hair isn't going to look too bad.

We were excited to hear that the surgeon is hoping this is Ainsley's last cranial surgery. Although we'll be keeping an eye on her mid-face and he will continue to see her in clinic to evaluate how she's doing.

I'm ready for rest. Tomorrow is likely to be harder as she wakes up and we try to keep her happy. I was rather annoyed to find that the couch (that doubles as a fold out bed) in my room prevents the door from closing! Seriously people?! Isn't it someone job to measure the couches before they buy them? Has no one else noticed the door doesn't close? So I've got it pulled away from the wall about a foot and it still brushes it slightly but we can close the door so I can sleep. It's awkward to say the least. And the nurse is going to be coming in every hour checking her vitals so who knows how many times it's going to get bumped and wake me up. I've asked to move rooms tomorrow, to one where the door can close. Sheesh. I have other places to put my energy.
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