Our little patient is recovering quite nicely.
My goal since surgery has been to keep her looking like Erykah Badu as long as possible.
I'm a little obsessed with the head dressing.
So far, so good.
And you know.
There's really not much to report.
Surgery went well. No complications.
She spent some time resting on the couch when we got home yesterday.
We gave her a dose of antibiotics around dinnertime.
She had some water and a spoonful of Jell-o and then asked for her bed.
Where she slept until about 10 pm.
She then came into our bed and slept there until morning.
She has been seemingly pain-free since the surgery yesterday.
Her doctors advised to give over the counter Tylenol if she seems irritable.
But we haven't had to do that yet.
Dave had a golf trip planned months before her surgery was set.
He was ready to call it off but I encouraged him to go.
And we both felt comfortable enough with him leaving this morning.
Which means things are good. Really good.
She has a follow up appointment at UCSF next Friday.
At that time we will get her activation date.
Likely to be sometime around mid-October.
That's when all the fun stuff starts!
Thank you for your prayers, texts, phone calls, Facebook messages.
Those that came to the hospital yesterday.
Those that took care of Kayla.
Those that broke into our house and left us food.
The beautiful flowers and balloons that arrived a few minutes ago.
We are grateful.
We have some pretty amazing family and friends.
And we have an even more amazing God.
We are so thankful that He kept her safe.
And even more excited at how He will use her in the future.
She is such a gift.