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 TimelineThu 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.