After consulting with our Nurse who was in charge of Sophie Wei's pain management she ended up bringing in another Pain Management Nurse who was in charge. They suggested we take you outside and see if that helps settle you down.
Day Two in the Hospital. You were still in a lot of pain and the only thing that seemed to help a bit was holding you in the rocker. We all were still worried about you and no one took showers today because you wanted to be held every minute.
Mommy and Daddy were very scared to hold you with all of the wires connected to you along with your catheter.
The first night in the hospital was ruff. You hardly slept at all. We had many conversations with two anesthesiologists and the nurses about controlling your pain. We were so scared. The hospital staff was amazing and professional. I could sense that they were a little stumped about how much pain you were in.
We played Singing and Dancing with Mei Mei for you over and over again per your request. It seemed to settle you down a bit.
Auntie Becca was able to arrive just before you went into surgery and then later brought Simone, Uncle Scott, Sara and Emma over after school to visit you. Grandma Prater arrived with us in the morning.
Simone and Auntie Becca brought you a pink kitty. (Also a matching one for Simone.)
Tonight was also the first night that Mommy had ever been away from Simone. It was a big night for Mommy but Simone was fine and went home with Grandma Prater. Here is Simone calling the hospital to check in on you before she went to bed with Grandma Prater.
You took a long time in recovery and they had to give you extra oxygen and we had to wait a bit longer to come back and see you. You were not happy when you became alert. It was so hard for us to see you in so much pain.
It was also hard to see other children being wheeled by your bed as they came out of surgery and into the recovery area.
The firs thing that helped settle you down was a Popsicle.
One thing that did make you very happy was sitting on Daddy's shoulders. You thought it was funny to cover his head with your gown.
At this point you had to take a drink of some special medicine that made you a little droggy. We were told not to let you walk at this point and the purpose of this medicine was to help with your transition to surgery.
The head Surgical Nurse came by and wanted to hold you. It helped ease Mommy's heart and mind knowing that some one so loving was going to be helping take care of you. The Nurse let you play with her little message/pager thing, you loved it. She was such a great Nurse.
This is also the Nurse that took you from Mommy's arms right in front of the Operating Room. She was the one that so gently reminded me not to let you see me so upset as I lost it when I had to hand you to her for the surgery. What strong people they are, really blessed to find their passion and help kids. Mommy will never forget her.