Saturday, December 19, 2009
Day 3 post surgery
Polly continues to improve. All cords are removed except for her IV for liquids and this afternoon they moved her out of ICU into a typical recovery room.
The left side of her head has started to swell and now her left eye is almost completed closed. According to her doctor it's common after this kind of surgery and should go down in the next few days.
Polly's spirits are high but she is getting bored. She really didn't need any pain meds today.
Someone asked how we are doing. That's a tough question b/c I am so exhausted I can't really put a thought together. I think Sergei is probably more tired than I am. He is pursuing a Masters Degree in Historical Christianity and this week he had two finals and a twenty page paper due. Not to mention a full work week at Church and a sermon to prepare. Oh, and his daughter's surgery. We are both tired. Tonight when he came up we talked for a few minutes and I left. It didn't occur to me to stay and visit, all I can think of is getting home and getting some sleep. I guess he and I will catch up next week.
The other three girls left yesterday to spend the weekend with my parents. We are very thankful for help so Sergei and I can concentrate on Polly and split up our time at the hospital. I'm doing days and Sergei comes up after a work day to spend the night with Polly.
It's working out, I think, but I do worry about Evangeline being away from both of us for a few days. She absolutely LOVES grandpa and I know they are taking great care of her. I just worry about my own bond with Evie. It's still so fragile. I'm finding it difficult to focus on all four girls right now and I hope that once Polly's home we can have a few weeks of normal (whatever that is).
Pray that our relationship with Evie won't regress during our separation. And of course, we'd love continued prayers for Polly's recovery.