This will be brief because I am exhausted. Our day started at 4:30am and it has been incredibly long.
Surgery went well. The doctor remained perplexed by Elena’s case all the way up until he had her in the OR under anesthesia and could really examine her. Fortunately, he was able to manipulate her enough for her not to have to have the more invasive procedure. She had the same procedure she had on her left hip with a bit more extra, what he called “bone shaping”.
Overall, she’s done fairly well today. She was pretty darn uncomfortable from about 5pm to 8pm, we think from pain and nausea. We are hoping she can relax longer than the 20 minute increments she’s been able to most the day. Considering we are all running on little sleep, this would be a huge blessing to have a somewhat peaceful night.
Our hope for tomorrow is to be able to start her feeds again, with no vomiting and to be able to see her a little more comfortable than she was today.
Thanks to you all for the encouragement, prayers and messages. Knowing Elena’s team and our family has been covered in prayer has been such a comfort. I say it all the time, but we could never get through this without the enormous support network we are blessed to have.
Chad and Emmalee