Wednesday, November 17, 2010

In Recovery

Shortly after 1:30 we got the page that surgery was winding down and Rachel was continuing to do well. It was minutes later that we got the page to have the surgery hostess call the surgical unit.

Surgery was done (lasting a little over 2 1/2 hours).

Steven talked to Dr. Martin, Rachel's plastic surgeon, and all went well with surgery.

They took tissue from her left hip and the grafting went well. Once in there, he discovered a hole in her hard palate right behind her aveolar ridge (the gum) and he fixed that. The nose revision also went well. They said it would be another hour or so before we could see her in recovery.

When the call came that one of us could go to recovery, I went.She's doing good. Wasn't complaining of any pain. Was taking water. Talking a little. The recovery nurse pulled a DVD player over and she had a movie she was watching bedside.

After a while, she asked for her Daddy, so we paged him and him and I switched. I am now in the lobby with our family, and Steven is with Rachel in recovery, we are waiting for a bed to open up on a unit and then she'll be moved to a room where then Gramma and Papa and Uncle Robbie and Auntie will be able to go and see her.


Debra said...

The boys and I are so glad to read that everything went so well, we've been checking all day! I can see the change in her face already! If you should need anything let us know!! Hugs to Rachel!
Debi and The Boys!

Kari Marchelli said...

I'm so happy everything went so well. She looks great! I can't wait to see the pictures following surgery and when she is healed. I will continue to pray for you guys!