Recovery

by Michele

Well, we survived the night.  It was a bit rough.  One or both girls were up crying about every hour for about 5-10 min.  They finally started to settle down around 3, only for Jenna to be woken up for pain meds at 5.  She did not fall back to sleep.  Quinn did.  They are both contently watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse right now.  That is something much different then the first time we were here.  The first time, they did not watch TV so they were bored and wanted to do more stuff.  This time they are content sitting in bed watching TV.  A lot easier for us.  Quinn is even okay sitting by herself right now which really frees Ted and me up.  Although my dad just got her to help out so that we can go eat and get ready for the day.  

We talked to our doctor this morning and we got the okay to go home as soon as Quinn gets her last dose of antibiotics through her IV which will be around 10:30/11 AM.  The girls are eating food.  Last night Jenna was up for eating but Quinn was not.  Quinn just wanted to drink and drink but not eat.   I told Quinn and Jenna in order to go home they have to eat and poop. Quinn immediately opened her mouth to start eating.  They want to go home so badly.  I told them this morning that they have to poop and Jenna immediately pointed to the toilet but nothing happened.  Hopefully, they will start soon so that we don’t have that problem to deal with too.  

 

by Ted

Quinn and Jenna look pretty banged up this morning.  Their lips are swollen so much.  Even more than yesterday. 

As I’m writing this, the alarm just went off signaling that Jenna is done with her last antibiotic treatment.  That means her IV can come out and she will be cordless once again!!  Yea!!   One girl free and one to go.

However, I would have to say that this trip through surgery has been easier than the first.  First off, this surgery was not as invasive since the doctors just worked on their lips and not the entire mouth.  The girls tended to perk up quicker and started eating and drinking a whole day sooner.  Although the pain meds still make them very drowsy.

The other part is that Michele is actually healthy this time around.  Remember last time that Michele developed a Baker’s cyst in her knee right as the girls were recovering.  She couldn’t walk and could barely stand up.  She eventually went down to the ER herself.  So this time around was much easier, with only 2 sick girls instead of 3.  And then 3 mobile adults to care for Quinn and Jenna instead of just Roger and myself last time.

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About tochinaandbackagain

I am a stay at home mom to two very active boys and soon we will bring home two Chinese twin girls with cleft lip and palate issues. I spend my day trying to be the best parent and wife I can be with God leading the way.
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2 Responses to Recovery

  1. Good report – we continue to pray for the girls and you as well. As you get home – if you find there is something you need or need help with besure to give us a shout.

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