What a day! We arrived at the hospital at 6 am. Francesca was very absorbed with her belly button.
She was quite perky!
The surgery lasted about 5 hours and there were three doctors who worked on her the entire time. She has over 1000 stitches!!! They also had to take four inches of skin from both sides of her groin for a graft for her hands. Dr. Fearon is amazing.
My wonderful friend, Rhonda, drove all the way here with her daughter from Oklahoma City to sit with me during Francesca's surgery. What a blessing to have them here!!
After surgery, we had a scare. Francesca was having a lot of trouble breathing, even on oxygen. Her oxygen level should have been 100 and it was dipping down into the 80's. The problem is that Francesca has a very narrow nasal passage. Also, when she was intubated, it caused some swelling in her throat. It was pretty scary hearing her struggle to breath. I was so glad Rhonda was with me!
The doctors also thought that the pain medicine they had given her could have caused her breathing problems. This was not good. She was in a lot of pain, but they didn't want to give her anymore pain meds because of her breathing.
The anesthesiologist decided Francesca needed to be moved to the PICU to be monitored more closely. They took a chest x-ray, ordered as sleep study for later and gave her a breathing treatment. She is resting now, thank God. They didn't have pink casts, so we settled for purple and blue.
Boy, I have a bad headache! I am still hopeful we will get to go home tomorrow. Thank you all so much for your prayers and thoughts!