Saturday, August 20, 2011

OHS Day 4: Recovery Day 2

Today was a lot less eventful than yesterday was! Scarlette was also awake a lot more, but she was also a little bit uncomfortable which resulted in quite a bit of whining. I happen to think she's entitle to a little bit of whining after what she went through! We got some really big smiles today, and even captured a few on camera! Scarlette's surgery dressing was removed, and the scar will now heal open to air. We were told that vitamin E oil is magic for scars so for the next six months she will get daily vitamin E oil massages on the site! :0)

Her neck IV was also removed, as were all her bandages on all of her old IV sites. Scarlette now only has her monitor leads, pulse ox and ONE IV left on her! YAY! None of that stuff comes out/off until right before discharge so this is very exciting! The surgical team came in and told us that we would be able to go home tomorrow afternoon. Then, because she was doing so well and only needed pain management, they decided to make
us a priority discharge for tomorrow morning! Yay, we are so excited to get Scarlette home and comfortable. Of course she will still need to take it extremely easy and will be on oxycodone and tylenol but this is just one step closer to full recovery.

My good friend Amber visited us today as well! She was so thoughtful to bring lunch and she also brought Scarlette flowers, a balloon and a teddy bear! She kept me company (and kept me from going insane from boredom while Scarlette slept). Thanks Amber!

Tomorrow I will meet Mitch at the hospital around 8 a.m. and get some breakfast and then as long as Scarlette's chest x-ray is clear we should be out of there no later than noon! Can't wait to bring my squishy home, but I'm still in disbelief that they told us to expect to go home no earlier than THURSDAY, and instead we are getting to go home the
SUNDAY before! Truly miraculous in my eyes. This was such an amazing reminder that God not only hears our prayers but answers them! Giving Him all the glory!!!!!

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