Tuesday, April 17, 2012
T +19 Stent Removal
Ashlea had day surgery today to have her 'pig tail stent' removed and to have her eyes examined. It all went very smoothly - the stent is out and her eyes are about the same as last time they checked them. The only hiccup was that I forgot to ask for a pre-med for Ashlea - which meant she went to sleep screaming blue murder - and of course woke up the same way. I can't say that all the steroids in her system helped her to calm down quickly either! The photo is from just before she woke up and started howling.
On the whole she was very good though. It was interesting to watch other children in the recovery ward who are obviously not 'frequent flyers' at the hospital - they would have a screaming meltdown over the removal of their IV whereas Ashlea just patiently held her arm out and watched while the nurse removed it. While I am very proud of her I'm also a little sad that she is so experienced at medical procedures. She knows there is much worse than a blood test or IV.
Murray had a quiet day (I think - I wasn't able to be there for long due to Ashlea's procedure). His kidney function is improved again (creatinine 480 and urea 20) and the rehab bigwig is coming around to see him tomorrow - hopefully she will be able to tell us WHERE he can go for rehab and WHEN. If it is not going to be in the next couple of days I will try and bust him out of there tomorrow :)