Sunday, April 22, 2012

Post Surgery

Dear Charli,

Your surgery was Thursday morning and Friday night you still had not awakened. Although we were concerned by this, doctors were not alarmed. Your nurses encouraged us to try to waken you Friday night.  I video recorded you trying to waken, but no success.

You were a bit puffy, especially in your face, after surgery. The nurses explained you were retaining fluid after surgery.

All the extra tape on your face was to keep all your tubes and wires in place. You have a new tube after surgery, one hooked up to a ventilator to help you breathe. By Friday night you still weren't breathing on your own. Your doctor hoped to be able to wean you off the ventilator by Saturday.

We couldn't hold you while you were on the ventilator. We could stand by your bed and talk to you and touch you though.


You would open your eyes just far enough to peek at us but you didn't fully waken Friday.

Hoping to hold you soon!

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