Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Post-Op Day 5

It looks like they are letting her go home today! She's still breathing a bit faster than I would like. But, they aren't doing anything for her here that I can't do for her at home. Plus, the longer she's here the more likely it is that she'll catch something from another patient. And I know that she always heals so much faster and better at home. So, all good reasons to get her outta here!

So, one of Harlie's nurses (Jennifer) is on her way down here with our car to come and get us. Tom had to leave yesterday morning because he had to get back to work.

They are getting all the paperwork ready so that when she gets here we can leave. Harlie is going to be so happy when she realizes were going home! I can't wait to be able to get her dressed. Although I am not looking forward to putting a shirt over her head. I got the stretchiest shirt I could find.

Here's how she looks today.

The incisions under her jaw look horrific. Trach care is going to be painful - for both of us! But, last night I put Bacitracin on her incisions and she let me do that with no argument. So, I'm taking that as a really good sign. It won't take her long to accept our new routines with her care and pretty soon she'll probably want to help.

Well, that's it for now. Thank you for all your support through this. You have no idea how much it helps.



Heather said...

yay for coming home! she looks so much better this time around Christy. and I can't believe the difference in her jaw! hopefully it sticks this time. safe travels and we'll see you soon!

Allie said...

I am so opening a bottle of wine and a bag of Hershey Kisses, RIGHT NOW! Be safe coming home ladies, this is absolutely the best news ever!!
Christy, you did it.

Love to Harlie!!!!

Donna said...

I'm SO glad you are getting to come home!!!! I agree with Heather, she really looks better this go round, hopefully it's the last go round!
Call me when you're home and have a chance.
Love and Hugs,

Lindsay said...

So happy you get to come home on time. And I agree with the rest of these ladies that she really does look better this time around. I love the profiles pics with her little nose looking so cute! See you soon!

Susan said...

I'm so glad you get to bring her home!

Anonymous said...

Hopefully you're all home now and settled in all snug with the whole family. I just want to give you both a great big hug.---Michele Andolina

Meredith Hayes said...

Anja asked if today was a Harlie day, knowing it was Tuesday. She is already talking about the time over the break and in Jan. that Harlie can come back to school. If we cannot coordinate a meal for Fri. AM we will drop one on your doorstep soon after that as we're back and forth on 295 many days of the week.