Finley had a great night – meaning no huge surprises! Her breathing continues to improve, but we still need her to do the breathing exercises that encourage her lungs to open up and cough (and this is painful for her with the incisions). She is becoming more aware and less groggy… we are having more and more time with her eyes open and glimpses of her normal self slowly emerging. Her body has been through a lot in the last 24 hours but it is progressing really well.
The plan is to remove her foley today, so we need her to be able to pee without it, or it goes back in. We need her stomach and bowels to wake up. They are going to allow her to try ice chips today when she is ready. She had some Tylenol orally last night which she promptly “returned.” She has an epidural for pain management right now and may continue to have that until Monday as long as it holds in place. It is the best option for staying on top of the pain, so hopefully we don’t have to remove it early.
Again, things are moving in the right direction. We are so thankful.
“Praise God, who did not ignore my prayer or withdraw his unfailing love from me.”
Psalms 66:20 NLT