Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Road to Recovery

Each day, I am reminded that our family is in the hands of the Lord and that He has power to work miracles in our day. He began watching over and blessing Daphne long before birth, and He has continued to bless her through her surgery and recovery. I am amazed at how well she has done post surgery. She is making a speedy recovery and looks better every day. The doctors have been so impressed with her progress that they are planning to discharge her this Friday, February 11. It looks like our heart baby will be out of the hospital before Valentine's Day!

Daphne's recovery has been swift, but she's had to overcome a lot of hurdles in the last week. Here's a quick summary of her medical journey:

Recovery Timeline
Thu 2/3: Surgery completed, sedated over night, given pain medicine and Heparin to thin blood
Fri 2/4: Pain medicine stopped, Heparin replaced with baby Asprin, nasal tube removed, taken off ventilator and given supplemental oxygen, taking a bottle every three hours
Sat 2/5: Central line and right arm IV removed, transfered from CICU to RNICU, weight: 5 lb. 7 oz., given Lasix to expell excess fluid, placed in a warming bed to regulate temperature
Sun 2/6: Neck IV removed, swelling completely gone, weight: 4 lb. 7 oz.
Mon 2/7: Warming bed turned off
Tue 2/8: Supplemental oxygen removed, last Lasix treatment received, eating well, weight: 4 lb. 10 oz.
Wed 2/9: Hearing screening passed, eating 40-60 ml per feeding, weight: 4 lb. 8 oz., discharge scheduled for 2/11
Thu 2/10: PICC line removed

Sadly, we won't be able to travel home right away. We still have to wait for ICPC to clear, which could take days or weeks. (ICPC is basically adoption paperwork that has to pass between Alabama and Utah.) We're hopeful that everything will work out and that we'll be able to return home next week.

1 comment:

  1. I look forward to every update you post. It really is such a blessing to be a member of the church where we literally have support all over the world. We will pray that you and Daphne can come home ASAP. Love you!