What a difference a day makes! Yesterday, there were tears, begging, and pleading not to get her up. Today she has been up 5 times and walked twice around the floor. Not that she is liking the brace (at all!!!!), but we've turned a corner, I think. We're down to the PICC line (used to give meds, but no longer for the fluids and pain pump), and the leg compression at night. We've lost a lot of hardware in the last couple of days, and are actually wearing clothes now! Morphine is on the list if needed, but so far since the pain pump removal, she's not used it. We'll talk to the surgeon tomorrow to see what needs to happen before we can go home (doesn't that sound WONDERFUL!!!!!!). The last few days she been very unhappy, which I'd be too, and has said she just wants to go back to how she used to be. This afternoon, however, she perked up, watched movies with me, Virgil, Elli, and Enya, and ate a lot of popcorn. It was like a switch went off and she started smiling again. Glad to see that light in her eyes again!
My mom and Emily (our oldest daughter) stayed last night at the hospital, and for the first time in almost 4 weeks,Virgil and I were home at the same time. The girls were happy to have us both home and we were too (except for feeling guilty for not being at the hospital). We can't wait for all of us to be together again!!!!
To K, who mentioned advocating for a girl who will be aging out in the fall, please send me the info :-)
To those who have just sent Xiaoyun cards - thank you and we look forward to receiving them!!!!!
Thanks to all who are praying for Tre!!!!!!!
To our friend who has adopted from Hefei - we also have an Anhui beauty (Fuyang)