Xiaoyun rested better last night, though I could hear the pain pump being pushed fairly often. Early this morning they came in to do an xray and it didn't come out clear enough, so they came back in to do it again. Sliding that hard film under her back was very uncomfortable, and since then she's had a hard time resting. She had said over and over that her pain pump wasn't working, so they finally increased the amount of meds and now she's finally sleeping. She will be on her back until the next surgery, because her back is now unstable with all they did this previous surgery. The surgeons continue to be pleased, and this morning the other surgeon came in and mentioned how much everybody in the hospital thinks of Xiaoyun. Even in the midst of the pain, she continues to say thank you when someone comes in.
Her older brother, Zak, should have just landed at the Louisville airport a few minutes ago. He flew in from Minnesota just to be with her for this weekend. He and Emily (our 19 year old daughter) are planning on staying with Xiaoyun tonight and having movie and popcorn, if she's feeling like it. The secretary on the floor heard they were having a 'slumber party' and brought in bags of popcorn for them this morning. We continue to be blessed by all those who we come into contact with here at Kaosairs!!!