Today has been fantastic! She woke up in a great mood! When the cleaning lady came in this morning, Liana started smiling and being silly and called her "baby." Oh boy, this girl is such a tease! The nurses today were warned by last night's nurses that she is afraid of them but today's nurses have seen none of it! She is smiley and chatty and playing peek-a-boo with them. She's a totally different child! She also got to play! It is good for her to walk because she needs to get the air out of her tummy and walking helps so we walked to the playroom this morning and she hopped right on a big wheel and started scooting all around! I could hardly keep up with her as I drug her IV all around the play room. We had to keep telling her to slow down! She is now on a liquid diet and has had some apple juice and a popsicle. Later, she might even get to have some pudding or a milkshake! If she continues to do well and not have any issues with her diet, she may even get to go home tomorrow!!! So far, so good! She's been unhooked from the machine that monitored her heart rate and oxygen levels and hopefully will be taken off of the IV soon. The doctor even told the nurses to not check her vitals at night so we can actually get some sleep, bless him!
I am just amazed at the strength of our little girl! I had no idea that she would be riding a big wheel less than 24 hours after having surgery! I can't believe how she's back to being her charming, sweet and spunky self so soon!! This experience is just reminding me all over again how blessed we are to be her family! I am so happy to get to be the mama to this wonderful child!
Being silly before surgery
Poor, sleepy girl
She did manage to smile for me after she got her ice chips (and some morphine)!
Battle wounds- 4 in all, 1 in her belly button. Ouch!
"Though she be but little, she is fierce" -William Shakespeare