Lauren: Post Surgery Day 1

Lauren is now in the PICU and even though she is somewhat sedated she has managed to be her self. She ripped out her arterial line (which they are not going to put back in) and has proceeded to remove the ventilation that is connected to her trach. She has also been trying to rub her IV out on the right hand by rubbing it against her eye which she has proceeded to bruise more by doing this; typical Lauren. The doctors are saying she is doing well considering everything she has gone through. In fact, she may be taken off ventilation today and moved to step-down or the floor. If she goes to the floor they will have to remove the fenral (don’t know if I spelled that right) line in her leg as well as the tube for her umm… pee pee. They are also talking about taking her off of clear liquids and putting her back on regular feeds. She is still on a good batch of pain killers and antibiotics as well as her head still being bandaged up. Even if we do go to the step-down or the floor we expect to be here another two weeks or so. She had a CAT scan which came back good late last night and she just returned from a trip to get an MRI. We should know the results from that later today. Recovery and healing will obviously take quite some time. Again, Rebecca and I cannot thank you enough for yours prayers and concern for our Lauren.

~ by Dan Browne on August 7, 2008.

2 Responses to “Lauren: Post Surgery Day 1”

  1. Dan, Thank you so much for keeping us posted over the last 24 hours. We have been praying for you, Rebecca and Lauren and will continue to do so. Let us know if there is anything else we can do to help. We love you and miss you guys a LOT!

  2. So happy to hear things are going well thus far.

    Hang in there bro, my thoughts are with you and your fam

    _ George

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