Luckily we didn't have to wait long, about then we got a page with our room assignment and after about an hour they brought her from recovery. It took about that much time for the respiratory therapist to get her trach supplies and equipment ready so the time flew. Ainsley seems pretty comfortable at the moment while she is still on morphine. Clearly there is a lot of swelling and she cannot open her eyes. We are doing cool compresses every 10 minutes. There is very little lid but I think that is because it is underneath the swollen part of her eye. I hope.
The incisions look good. The keloid is gone.
This is what they removed from her legs. I don't know what I was thinking because I expected them to be thinner and smaller, but I guess it makes sense, these plates held the two pieces of her legs together while the bone healed. They are about 2 1/2" long, larger they are in this picture. It's no wonder they were bothering her. Geez how could you have those screwed into your legs and it NOT bother you?! I'm so glad they are out!
Hopefully we will have an uneventful night and be leaving after rounds in the morning.
Thanks everyone for your prayers and positive thoughts. It means so much to know how much everyone cares. We are so relieved that this eyelid surgery is behind us! If it's weren't against hospital policy I'd be having a good stiff drink right now. Oh well.....coffee will have to do.