Skip to main content

Surgery and Date Night

Maggie got out of surgery around 3:30 this afternoon. All is well. She's now doing what 8 day old babies do...sleeping. She isn't on any pain medication, but we will monitor it and see how she responds. The recovery room nurse couldn't believe how much sensation and strength she has in her legs. Hopefully we'll be here for only a couple of days. For the first time at Primary's we are in a shared room. It's just us for now, but the nurses say to plan on company...yuck! And I can guarantee you that mine will be the quiet child.

This is our 8th time of walking away from our kids as they are wheeled off to surgery. It's amazing how much more relaxed we are now. Matt and I both took needed naps in the waiting room. I wondered if other parents thought, "How can you be sleeping at a time like this?" Then we went downstairs for lunch. Matt and I have been enjoying a lot of time together with bed rest and hospital stays. I have realized that Matt considers it a date to go down to the Rainbow Cafe, split up to order different menu items, and by the time we meet up, he has finished his pork sandwich and is ready to head back to the room. I gobble down my hoagie sandwich and Cheetos. Then we return to Maggie's bedside and watch the last 45 minutes of a lame movie on a 12 inch tv screen. Bam...dinner and a movie checked off the list! Who needs a sitter? Oh and maybe tonight we can double with the couple on the other side of the curtain. Here's for hoping!

Before surgery. No more holding her like this for a few weeks.

It's going to be a good looking scar.
 

Comments

  1. You guys are incredible. So glad to hear Maggie is doing well and show promising signs. Keep up the good work!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Let's hear it for dinner and a movie! It doesn't get any more romantic than the hospital cafeteria, I'll tell you what. ;) So glad the surgery went well today. I've been thinking of you both and hoping and praying all would be well. I love Maggie's little lip pucker in that last photo. What a sweet little angel. I'll be praying for a quick and easy recovery!! Love you guys.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh Wow! Looks solo good. So glad all went well and you were able to sneak in some much needed naps! Bonus with the date! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hey that date makes our date to Costco and Walmart look pitiful! I can see those cute little lips in that profile picture. Poor baby--that last picture makes me sad. She is a trooper already!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Look how beautiful she is even after surgery. I am so glad that everything went good. You all just amaze me - and you are just so darn funny! Love ya!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thank you so much for keeping us up to date! I am out of town and it is so great to just get online and know what is going on. We pray for you all the time. Love you
    The Routson's

    ReplyDelete
  7. Wow! I think it is amazing what doctors can do. I have been following this blog for a while now and your experiences continually remind me of the miracles that happen every day in our lives. What a precious little baby she is! And what amazing parents she has! :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. As I looked at that bottom pic of Maggie, I thought of all the "cutsie" pic's people take of their newborns. Of course those pictures are cute and precious, but this picture of Maggie makes you remember what an amazing miracle the human body is, what a miracle SHE is! The beauty of that picture is very moving. I know there is an amazing little spirit living in that body who can't wait to hang with the Killpacks! xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  9. I, like Natalie Monson, enjoy the humor that you write into your posts. Especially since I know how hard it is to watch your little baby go through surgery. Maggie looks amazing! And hopefully you and Matt can go on a real date soon!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

At The Moment

Josie was reluctant to go to school today.  Friday was her "worstest day ever" of kindergarten.  According to her account, nobody would play with her at recess.  "I would ask different girls but they said they wanted to play with somebody else."  Then on the bus ride home, a girl kept pulling her pigtails, sang a mean song making fun of her and yanked her backpack.  I asked Josie how she reacted.  Her response, "I just sat in the corner."   When Matt heard the story he said, "Nobody puts Josie in a corner."  Just like Patrick Swayze.  I think it's easier to say goodbye to a daughter being wheeled into an operating room than watch her venture into the great unknown of kindergarten.

Speaking of surgery, we are still in limbo for Maggie's surgery...ETV-CVF.  We are scheduled for this Thursday, but I'll meet with the neurosurgeon on Wednesday and reevaluate whether or not we should proceed.  We don't know what to do!  This little Ma…

Building a Utah Valley Parade of Home

Our home is complete (mostly), and we are thrilled!  It makes my heart flutter every time we pull up. This home is the fulfillment of a dream, full of beauty and accommodation.  Davey zooms up and down the ramps with freedom.  We all have our "favorite parts" of the home, and I can't narrow mine down to one.

The Parade of Homes is happening now, and every day I get questions from friends, family and strangers asking about the parade process and where we purchased things.  I'll answer some of them on the blog.  Keep in mind, this is just our experience.  I'm sure it is different for everyone.

Why did we build a parade home?  ·Some of the subcontractors offered a discount price because their products or work would be featured.  It doesn’t necessarily mean it is cheaper to build a parade home, but it is possible to get more for your money.  For example, appliances.  We wouldn’t normally buy Bosch appliances, but with parade discounts the fancier appliances were the …

Shunt Happens

On Thursday night, I couldn't get rid of a nagging concern.  Maggie's eyes were sunsetting.  This is where the  eyes turn downward with the white showing above.  It wasn't constant, and she wasn't showing the typical signs associated with brain swelling.  But the Spirit just kept working at me, and I decided to call the neurosurgeon at Primary Childrens.  He wasn't too concerned and told me to come on Friday for spina bifida clinic.  Once there, the doctor thought it was nothing because Maggie's fontanelle (soft spot) was still soft and of course Maggie wasn't sunsetting for him.  But I didn't want to go to Houston next week until I knew for sure she was okay.  So he ordered a head ultrasound.  Sure enough, the ultrasound showed significant swelling in the ventricles of  her brain.  A shunt is needed.

Poor Maggie. I hate to see her go through another surgery.  When I'm at the docs office and get bad news,  I try to act brave and wait until the car ri…