Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Post Op - Day 1

Emerson is doing well and as expected on her first day after major heart surgery. She had three tubes removed from her chest today and is being weaned from her breathing tube by substituting "sleeping" medicine for "sedation" medicine. So, she is being forced to breathe more on her own now, which doesn't seem to be a problem. The breathing tube will probably be taken out late today or in the morning. She is a bit swolen from the trauma and fluids, which isn't fun to see. But, she is in such capable and compassionate hands at Arnold Palmer Hospital.
Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. Emerson is a spunky little girl who is certainly loved by lots and lots of people. We'll keep you all informed.


Bradenton Green's said...

So glad to read that Emerson is doing well and as expected. I share her bright smile with many people at school and everyone just comments on what a sweetheart she looks to be. Keep being strong. Love, Court & Ty

Aimee said...

She is loved by many people, including us! Hang in there. =) Love, The Padilla's

ksegrest1 said...

I am wiping my brow with a sigh of relief and I am thankful that our prayers are being answered as Emerson recovers from this procedure. She is loved by many, that's for sure!!!