Thursday, March 11, 2010

Home Again

We are home again! We got home around 12:00 today. Last night went pretty well...Ellie slept quite a bit of the time. She woke up and cried a little bit every once in awhile, but around 3:00 am, she was definitely in pain, so I asked the nurse to get her some morphine. As soon as she got the meds, she fell back asleep. We continue to give her pain meds on a regular basis for today. All in all, I think she has handled such a huge surgery very good...she hasn't been nauseous at all! We want to thank everybody again for all of your prayers! Here are some pictures of our day yesterday and today...

I went back to the Operation Room with Ellie until she was asleep.

This is the recovery room...she wasn't awake yet here. Her breathing was very raspy, so I tried to hold her up a little bit.

This is right when we went back to the Recovery Room...kind of scary to go back there and see her like this. :(

In our room this morning...sleeping soundly.

Home and trying to eat a little lunch...she didn't eat ANYTHING yesterday!

Ellie was so happy to be back home and playing with her toys again! The bandage "helmet" has to stay on until tomorrow evening, although I think we might keep it on for an extra day due to her clumsiness.


  1. jeepers the pictures made me cry! she is SO sweet (and for real ... crazy how much her and kami look alike!!) anyways ... so thankful you are home ... praying tons for you!

  2. Thinking of you guys!!!! Give little Ellie a hug from me!!! See you on Monday morning.


  3. I'm glad to see that the surgery went well and that Ellie was such a trooper! She is absolutely adorable! I've been enjoying the pictures you've been posting so I can watch her grow from this side of the world. I've been thinking about you all a lot lately, and I can't wait to see you in June!

    Casey :)

  4. Oh Jules, I am so happy the surgery went well, and I get teary seeing her with the bandage on. I hope she recovery quicky and feels back to normal in no time!