Today is the first day that Emma is fully aware of her surroundings and off her pain/sedation meds. She has been uncomfortable all day, but in true Emma form, she is not crying uncontrollably, but simply looks at you with this sad look in her eyes and a few tears rolling down her cheeks. We NEED her to rest, but also get up and move the fluid out of her lungs. However, sitting up is causing her extreme discomfort (probably since she still had in three chest tubes). Her poor little tummy is so distended from sucking in air...that can't be helping the discomfort.
In other news, we tried to remove her oxygen today, but she is just not ready yet...close, but not quite. The team is also trying to manage her blood pressure.
All in all she is doing well, but she has some hard days ahead of her as we attempt to get her up and moving, eating, chest tubes out..all while trying to not cause her excessive discomfort and pain.
Gramma and Grampa left today to go back to Oklahoma, Emma will miss them and so will we...they have made sure we were eating and sleeping....Scott and I might actually have to do that ourselves now lol 😉.
Please continue to pray for our brave girl as we move into this good but hard time of recovery.
God is good! All the time! God is good!