Friday, March 23, 2012

Post Op Day 4

We had some very special visitors today.

Despite our special visitors, today didn't look very promising.  Leiney Grace looked as though she felt pretty miserable most of the day and had few smiles.

Our day began to turn a bit brighter with a visit to the Atrium - a magnificent, sunny, and gigantic playroom filled with lots and lots of fun toys!  We just happened to visit while 2 princesses were there - a nice surprise!  Leiney Grace rode in a wagon which was filled with her 3 chest tube drainage boxes.

After returning from the Atrium, our day got even better!  We received the wonderful news that not 1, not 2, but all 3 chest tubes were coming out!  Yippee!  The experience itself was obviously a very painful one with lots of tears and a few loud screams, but after that, the Leiney Grace we know and love is back! 

Even threw up the peace sign!

So things are looking much brighter here at MUSC.  We are now in a regular room on the pediatric cardiac floor.  Leiney Grace ate and kept down her first solid food this evening - rice and gingerale!  She is breathing room air - no oxygen.  I am so thankful for all of the progress God has allowed her to make today.  Unless we have a setback, we may actually get to come home Sunday.  Praising God tonight from Room 810!


Beth and Ryan said...

LG looks great! We have followed your journey from way back when....and what makes it even more special for us is that you traveled this time with our great friends, the Hatcher family. Congratulations on LG and new beginnings. She is beautiful!

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Sharon said...

So happy to read that Leiney Grace is doing so well! Praise the Lord!!

Can't wait to talk with you after you are home and settled. :)

Hugs to you and LG!!!

Jennifer O'Cain said...

Great, great news!! Praying for no setbacks and home on Sunday!! Love seeing her feeling like herself again.