Saturday, February 2, 2008

Lucy is home!

Lucy has continued to improve and we were discharged from the hospital by the cardiologists Saturday morning. I am writing this update from home! Four days after Lucy's surgery we are finally back where we started and our house is bustling with activity. Grandma Kathy and Grandma Carol are still here and are taking great care of us: playing with Maryn, cooking, cleaning, watching Lucy while we catch up on sleep. It is so WONDERFUL to have them here.

Lucy is much the same as before her four-day ordeal with the exception of her scar and a hoarse voice. Her little whimper is so sad. I never thought I'd say it, but I hope her normal cry returns soon. She enjoys playing on her play mat and reaching for toys held over her chest. She was very happy to see her big sister. She still seems a little subdued, but who wouldn't be less than a week after open heart surgery? I am just amazed by her progress and her sweet spirit that takes it all in stride.

We have an appointment with her pediatrician sometime this week to do a physical and remove a few stitches that are left from the drainage tubes. Her scar is held together by glue that will flake off over the next couple of weeks. She's back to nursing and while they want us to supplement her diet with bottles of fortified formula she still refuses to drink from anything but mom.

We'll have some pictures up soon!


brittany said...

I'm so glad to hear that you guys are back at home now. That must be such a relief! And how wonderful to have mothers around to help take care of things while you're all recuperating. Keep us posted on what specifically we can keep praying for.

Darlene said...

So glad to hear that Lucy is recovering so well. I wanted to get Rory and Marin together for a playdate, but we came down w/ a nasty cold and didn't want to share it. I have a couple of pics of the girls and will send them soon. You continue to be in our hearts and prayers.