Sunday, February 5, 2012

Road to Recovery CICU Day 2

Saturday January 28th: What a great way to start the weekend, Piper gave us her first few smiles. We could see that our little girl was on the way back to being herself.

We spent most of the day trying to get her back to her normal routine, however being in a hospital with all the beeping monitors and endless round of drs. doing their checks, it's hard to get into a routine. I guess we will just have to wait to get home to do that.

She also started to play with her new bear and her ball.

Piper's wound dressing came off and for the first time we were able to see how big an incision they made to do the surgery. We were impressed at the size as it was smaller than we had expected.
They also lowered her NO levels and continued to do that throughout the day. As that was the only thing that was really keeping her on the CICU, her nurse Stephanie not only took care of Piper but also helped the time fly by talking to us.

As Piper was doing so well, we decided not to stay with her into the late hours. We booked ourselves into the Sheraton, the same hotel we stayed at on Wednesday evening. It was nice to actually take a hot relaxing shower in our own bathroom, and sleep in a comfortable bed. That is one thing I have learned since being here, no matter how much time you want to stay by your child's bedside, you really need to take care of yourself too. The nursing staff and drs. are there to take care of your child, but if you don't take care of yourself, you are useless when it comes time to take them home.

1 comment:

  1. She has such a sweet smile. Glad to hear she is recovering so well :)