Friday, June 6, 2008

Sierra's Surgery

Whew! It has been a whirlwind couple of days, but it is over. Her surgery was yesterday morning...supposed to be at 9:00am and didn't take place until 11:30 because the surgery just prior to her took longer than expected. She is doing very well, soared through with flying colors. She spent the night in Pediactric ICU under observation. She should get to go home later this afternoon. She has a small 1 inch incision about halfway in between her ear and top of her head. They removed the section of her skull and we could almost see immediate improvement. She, of course was very cranky when she awoke from the anesthesia so they were keeping her sedated. I got to spend some time with her yesterday before I left. She opened her eyes and just looked up at us...I'm sure thinking "What's going on here?" I thought that it was awesome that for the first time I noticed she has hazel eyes. To me, this means so much because not only does she have my middle name, she has my hazel eyes. My best friend was very thankful I drove 3 hours one way to be with her on this day. It was very emotional for all of us and of course hard for her 5 year old son because he didn't fully understand what was going on. He kept telling people in the waiting room, my sister is having her head cut open. We would cry and he would ask us what was wrong? Then of course telling us "Dont' cry, she will be just fine I know it." What a brave 5 year old! Sierra gets measured for her helmet on Monday and fitted into it on Wednesday. Doctor's expect her to wear it for about 1 year. Thanks to everyone for all the prayers. I know they worked!


Jenn Greeley said...

Amen! Thanks for the update. I'm so thankful that everything went well.

MommaJen said...

glad it went well!