Saturday, September 20, 2008

Surgery Success

Whitnee's Surgery went really well yesterday, it went better then they expected. She intubated and extubated with no problem :) Which is great for a child with SMA. She picked purple casts and she is constantly asking to take them off. (it will be a long 6 weeks). Her Dr. said she can start standing next week or as soon as she is feeling better, which surprised us but were really excited to here we could start standing rather then waiting 6 weeks.

I have kept her pretty drugged up with meds for the pain. But other then that she is doing great! We were able to come home yesterday around 8 p.m. which really excited us to not have to spend the night. That and you never sleep in the hospital, they are always touching, poking, etc... you the whole time you are there. I thought that sleep was one of the best things to help in recovering from sickness, surgery, etc... but I don't think hospitals believe that.

When Whitnee got home she slept till 8:00 this morning, and boy did she need it. She drove Wally (her wheelchair) around this afternoon for a bit which did perk her up some. Thanks for all of your support and e-mails we sure appreciate it. I will post pictures later.


The Poppleton Clan said...

What great news!!

Tanalyn said...

I am glad that everything went well!!!

April and Dallan said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy that things went well! Good luck with recovery!

Whit, Lindsey, and Jonas said...

It was nice to see the family, minus Whitnee and mom, again at the REAL soccer game. I'm so glad that Whitnee did so well. She is seriously the cutest thing!! Thanks for being so friendly at the dinner with Nat. Thoughts and Prayers!!

Darren and Jody said...

Hi Anna,
I'm sorry I didn't get to see you before you left. I hope Whitnee is doing well. karson finally made it home so were loving it. stay in touch Love Jody