Well, here were are...5 days after open heart surgery, and Maddie is home. She would have been home yesterday had her mommy not been puking non-stop.
We got home a little after noon, so it was time for Maddie to eat lunch. She picked up right where she left off with her eating.
After lunch it was time for a bath. It was time for a bath since the child had not been bathed since Monday night. To say she smelled like roses would flat out be lying. Please refer to previous posts about her puking and being in the same outfit in all of her pictures since Tuesday.
She enjoyed her bath, as she always does. We are allowed to get the incision wet, just not soak it. Where her 3 chest tubes were, they have just bandaged. So, after her bath we have to cover them back up as they are healing.
The big bruise on her shoulder in this picture is from where they attempted to put in her central line on the day of surgery. It didn't work, so they ended up putting it in the other shoulder. You can kind of see that bruise on the opposite shoulder. Anywhere they had an IV she is pretty bruised up, but that will eventually heal, obviously.
As soon as she got home, she got right back into her schedule. She is now crawling all over the place and pulling up on everything. She is doing everything a little slower than normal, and gets tired a lot quicker, but is pretty much back to her normal self. It is absolutely amazing!