It was horrible seeing her in so much pain since I felt ill prepared. She hadn't seemed too uncomfortable all afternoon yesterday. The Dr.'s think that her anesthesia finally had worn off and she was also feeling the pain from surgery. Her head also probably hurt pretty bad because she did lose some spinal fluid during surgery and that causes the brain to sort of "settle" and causes a headache. Since I have had a history of migraines, I empathized with her that much more and felt very helpless. She also had a slight fever, 101.6, likely a reaction from the anesthesia yesterday. Her temperature is back down today.
Luckily, this morning she seems to be feeling much better. She woke me up with Mickey tapping me on my nose saying "Hi Mommy". She really has been such a good girl, but last night was definitely rough! We have received orders to leave the ICU and go to a regular floor. We are anxious for this as the sleeping arrangements in there will be better and we can be a little more comfortable.
They haven't rounded on her this morning but we are told she will be able to eat today. I hope she has some of her appetite back since all she has had so far is water. We have also had to hold all of her blood pressure medications because her blood pressure has been normal, if not low at times. They don't want to bottom her out. I am anxious to see if this changes in the next few days.
The Hawn Family