Since Katya got out of the hospital on a trial basis yesterday, October 2nd (hooray!) it only seems fitting that I catch you up just a wee bit on the beginning of her hospital stay. This is Katya after surgery, her first night in PICU. The nasty red line is a drain tube.
It helped a lot. Everyone did really well relating to her.
Katya felt fairly well that first day. Dr. D had left orders that she could advance her diet as fast as she wanted, so she was able to eat popsicles and Italian Ice.
The next day (Sept. 10th) she got an IV out of her foot. Child Life did really well prepping Katya for procedures, and she coped with everything really well.Our PICU view:
Katya enjoyed seeing Chad, even if he did annoy her a bit. But I think a bit of healthy annoyance can be a good thing.
Fast forward to Oct. 2nd–
It was a bit bitter sweet– it’s sad to leave all her wonderful nurses and Child Life staff. But it was so nice last night to see her sweet face on the pillow next to me. Katya’s doing really well! She’s only a wee bit shaky about eating and drinking. We hope we can go home soon.