Thursday, April 30, 2009
Here are some excerpts from the notebook-
You are such a pleasant little girl and one of the best patients I have ever had the pleasure of taking care of.
You made me smile today because you were so happy and excited to stay with us for two days.
And this one is my absolute favorite!
You are gorgeous and I am fortunate to be involved in your care! Thank you for putting up with the surgery! Hope you recover quickly!
Love- Vinny Singhal, M.D.
On a side note, we stopped at a Wendy's on the way home to get Mallory a milkshake. One of the employees was so tickled with Mallory that she gave her a Wendy's visor. It really brings things to perspective, that even on some of our worst days, a moment like that reminds us of what an inspiration our little girl is.
We've been passing the time with pipe cleaners and beads that Todd bought for her. She has been making bracelets for all of the staff.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Hanging out before the surgeon comes to see me. And anesthesia. And the surgery nurse.
Gotta love a hospital bracelet. Make that two. Check out the cool red socks!
You mean I have to walk down the hall? The nurses made comment several times at how happy Mallory was. She was the first patient to come through their doors and skip her way to surgery. My girl definately knows how to make an impression. The attending doctor in the PICU remembered us from Mallory's heart surgeries in 2000.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
It was a long hour wait....Dr Singhal met with us after the surgery and reported that everything went fine. He did have to remove her tonsils. The left side was terribly infected. He described it as a "blackberry" that had to come out.
While Mallory was in recovery, we waited yet another hour. Then we were called to meet her near surgery to follow her up to ICU. My happy, skipping, high-fiving girl- she was not.
Mallory was pretty uncomfortable after the surgery and extremely agitated. They gave her some pain meds which helped tremendously.
Mallory's left ear is still infected. I noticed heavy drainage from it in the PICU. Right now, she is resting comfortably. She does not want to be left alone. So, I better go relieve Todd.
Thank you to my parents for being here today, Thank you to Jackie for keeping Matt & Hannah, and Thank you to all our friends and family for the phone calls and prayers.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Spring is here! Which means it's time for Mallory to start riding again. Yes, the driving does get old, but it's so worth it to see her ride. Independence Farms in Washington does a wonderful job. Mallory has been riding for 5 years now and has grown by leaps and bounds.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Pray for Mallory's health over the next several weeks. There has been a lot of illness going around. For Mallory to get sick, would mean a delay in having the surgery.