Monday, October 22, 2007
Okay so scroll down to see the first pictures I posted then scroll back up to these.
We got up at 3:45 to get ready and get out of the house by a little after 5. Poor Jordan didn't nap all the way here and hadn't eaten since 10:45 last night. We were thinking they'd take her in by 9:15 or so...not the case. The surgery before us went really long so they didn't take her in until noon. Basically they are working on all the things we posted before (see below or the archives) but surprisingly the plastic surgeon said that he is going to "try" to work on her eye and nose if he can. I assume that means he needs to see how well the palate goes and the tear duct - like how involved it is and how long it takes. Right now their best guess is 2-2 1/2 hours for each surgeon. That puts her out of surgery at 5:00 tonight. I would guess she'd be in PACU (Pediatric Recovery Care Unit) for at least an hour and hopefully into her room after 6:00 sometime. This morning was difficult for me to send her off to yet another surgery knowing what she was facing but by the time they finally took her it was a relief that we were getting started. She was, of course, smiling and happily going to the anesthesiologist so that made it easier.
I think I accidentally erased the photo but I took such a great one...Jordan in her hospital gown sitting in the baby hospital bed wearing her sunglasses. As I put them on she started smiling and waving behind me. I was laughing and finally turned around to see part of the team of doctors standing there cracking up at her in her shades. :) Funny! She is so hilarious and was making us laugh all morning. Such a good girl too not even crying or fussing without food or sleep.
Okay so we will update you all through the blog as we find out how things are going. We have wireless internet access in the lobby and also can use our cell phones. You can post comments or email too.
Thank you all for praying faithfully. We are SO appreciative.
Posted by Jennifer Gray at 1:25 PM