The good: surgery went well and Brynn recovered better than we could have hoped. She recovered faster than anyone expected and ate more (orally) in one day than she has in the last month combined.
The bad: I got the flu the night Brynn had surgery and had to quarantine myself from her. May I just say, THANK HEAVENS for Grandma Diane's willingness to watch Heidi? May I also just say, the worst thing in the world is to have to LEAVE your child, for the sake of your child, right after they've had surgery.
The ugly: Brynn and Heidi got the same flu yesterday, despite my best efforts at hand-washing. Luckily, it attacked mostly the back end instead of the top end.
The upside: Brynn has only thrown up ONCE--which is remarkable since any kind of bug like this prior to surgery would have had her retching up to 12 times a day. It's too soon to tell if she'll continue to vomit regularly like she did prior to surgery, but I'm still hoping this was only her flu bug.
Pre-surgery photo op:
The only smile we could get for the next 24 hours:
Recovering after surgery:
Starting to get around (the nurses' goal was around 20 ft 4 times per day, Brynn did more like 200 feet 4 times per day!):
The bad thing is this flu. We've had a lot of trouble getting meat on her bones for years. But three days of fasting after surgery and then a flu on top of that ... well, you get the picture:
The Scar is big, but that's because they can't do laparoscopic surgery twice (due to previous scar tissue):
2011Res: To Matt: I love that you NEVER get sick. How could we get through this if we were ALL sick? To my girls: today I savored the fact that the flu seems to be done with the worst. Dear Mr H: today I encouraged you that I will be okay while you are out of town on business for the next three days. I hope you can work with a clear head!
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