Thursday, February 28, 2008

...and we thought the surgery would be rough!

So, typically....Sarah does the updating of the post but she is still dealing with the 24 hour nausea of the first trimester. Yes, Kenai is home...the surgeon came in the room around 4:30 pm on Tuesday as we were considering what food to order for dinner and who would stay the night at the hospital with Kenai. He gave the go ahead and a few hours later we were walking out the door!

Updated below are some pictures of Kenai...the first is just her...at home...happy as we change her neck collar. The padding around her neck is called Duaderm and it acts as several layers of extra skin to help keep the skin rubbing against the collar from breaking down.


This second one is a picture of the incision that was made on the back of her neck. We are unable to see the front incision as it is still covered with gauze at this time. The first time I saw this I about lost it...going into this I thought I understood how invasive the surgery was...the seam in her neck just made it so much more real...

On the bright side...we are home...which is nerve-racking in a whole new way. Kenai feels so much more comfortable at home and wants to do all the things she normally would. It keeps us on our feet all the time. Elliet is home now too...which is good...she seems so grown up to me now...

So, Sarah will resume normal posting from here on out...I just thought it would be good to get something out to all those who have been asking...

Thanks for your time, Jt.

3 comments:

Julia said...

Welcome Home Kenai!

jen & dan said...

glad to see you're home! wish we were closer to help out. we love you guys!

Christie said...

Hey, thanks for the update. Hang in there guys! I just wish we could be up there if nothing else, just for moral support. We love you and keep praying for the recovery and the new little one, and of course Sarah too. A big hug to Elliet from Luke. (He keeps saying how much he misses the cousins.)