Friday, July 17, 2009

blythe lauren joy

here is a quick update on my blythe's progress.

blythe made it through her T&A (go ahead laugh, i did, several times) swimmingly. she did really good and we were super proud of her. she is still in quite a bit of pain and is living off her pain meds every 4 hours. our dr said even though she is only almost 14, her body is for the most part very adult and as such it will take her longer to recover from the surgery than say a 6 year old.

i have spent several hours reading to her and just rocking her and even napping with her whilst holding her just like the precious baby girl she still is. her daddy administers her pain meds every 4 hours by alarm (that means a 12 am and 4 am dosing for jere) to keep her on top of the pain. tomorrow we should be hitting the "wall" for a T&A patient, which just means the scabs are falling off and she will be in more pain once again.

she should start to feel better around tuesday (jeez louise) and be more like herself by wednesday. she can barely talk and is living off a diet of 7 up popsicles, ice water, and mashed potatoes (a little sugar, a little starch my kind of diet :)

well that's about it. thank you all so much for your prayers and calls. we love you all very much and had hoped to see you soon, but i think we will have to put that trip on hold until blythe is better.

blessings for your week-end,



Danell said...

OH! I'm so sorry Blythe is having to endure so much pain :( I guess I've not heard how long the recovery for that type of surgery is. I am glad she came through the surgery well though.

See you guys soon :)

vnessa6043 said...

What a beautiful Picture of our little patient. Grandma is glad she is doing better. Love you blythe.

Andrea said...

That's a really cute picture, even though I'm sure she's a little woozy. I hope she is enjoying being pampered and all the attention that comes along with it. This will most likely make her feel so much better! Way to go Jere for getting through the 12am and 4am alarms!

Indigo Children said...

get well soon blythe :)

Andrea said...

I love the Care Bear


Beautiful batheing babes (and bubs)