Yesterday's post said they made the mold for her brace while in surgery (which is what we were told would happen), but unfortunately they did not do that. They came in earlier to make one, and once they realized her back is not flat, they left and came back later with some help. It was a rough 30 - 40 minutes, to say the very least. They laid a cloth over her and used the fiberglass - like they use to make a cast - to make a mold of her front. That was painful, because they had to smooth it all down, which included the area where she had had the chest tube and the anterior/side incision. Then it really got ugly. They had to flip her over on her stomach (with her begging and crying for them not to), and make a mold of the back. I can not begin to imagine how much it hurt to have them touching the incision area on the back. It broke my heart not to be able to do anything about the pain. She had to lay that way until the fiberglass had dried and then the process of flipping her back over. She is sleeping now, thankfully. We are still waiting to get into a room again. The paperwork is complete, but right now all the beds are full. It will be good to get to a room. She is in a bed beside a little one and it is pretty noisy at times. They will have her brace ready tomorrow and then they will be getting her up. I know that will be very difficult, but necessary to begin the process of getting her well enough to go home.
Yes, Pam, she loves anything crafty, and loves to read, but she isn't reading English yet - still simplified Chinese (though we're working on the English :-) ! )