David and I left Leiney Grace last night about 10:30 and stayed at the Ronald Mcdonald House. What a blessing this house is - lodging and food for a very minimal charge and is within walking distance. Leiney Grace had a good night other than battling some persistant nausea and vomitting in the wee hours. Zofran proved to be of little help so phenergan was given which has made her very drowsy this AM. She has opened her eyes numerous times, asked for a drink, taken a few sips of water, and adamantly refused her oral tylenol although she did reluctantly accept the oxycodone.
Dr. Bradley just came by and said she was doing well. The chest tubes may come out tomorrow and if a room is available, she may be moved tomorrow to the step-down unit. She has a little bit of fluid on the right lung which Dr. Bradley thinks will take care of itself. We are encouraging her to cough - which hurts- and use the "pickle" - a pediatric version of an incentive spirometer.
The best news - we got a little smile! I was not expecting that so soon, but oh, how thankful I am for that! Again, thank you for your prayers and concern. Thank you for the many text messages and phone calls. Thank you to Aunt Lulu and Sheri for taking care of our other children this week and to Mom and Frank and our friends who are helping with carpools all week! What a blessing you are to our family~ it does indeed take a village - a village filled with close family and good friends!