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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Comfortable

Katie is resting comfortably tonight.  The surgery was a success - she was in the OR from 9:15 a.m. to 1 p.m., so it definitely took some time.  She is so swollen in the face that you wouldn't recognize her, so we're going to spare you the graphic view until the swelling goes down some. 

We know she's doing well because she said she was hungry while still in the recovery room!  That's NEVER happened before!  They have her on a PCA (Patient Controlled Anesthesia) pump, where she has total control of how much pain killer to receive.  It allows for a small dose every 7 minutes, and it makes her extremely sleepy.

Pam has gone back to the RM House to get a good night's sleep, and I've got the night shift here at the hospital.  We might not have to be here longer than one night, but I think more realistically, we'll be in here for 2. 

Thanks for your prayers - I honestly believe they made a difference, and that the recovery here will be quick.  She has a more distinct chin, filling in of her temple clefts, another layer of cheekbone, and revision of the pin scars to make them less noticeable.  So Dr G done good!

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