Thursday, May 2, 2013

Home At Last

We know it's been a couple days since we last posted, but we've just been so exhausted.

On Tuesday, Dr. Saenz agreed that it was best not to go back to the OR, thank God.  There was a very, very large mixup in communication, of which neither us nor Saenz had anything to do with.  In any case, it was agreed we would see how Karsie could do with solids.  She did very well, practically ordering some of everything on the menu, and like good toddler fashion, picked and grazed on little bits of each (except Cheerios.  She demolished all her Cheerios).

On Wednesday, Dr. Saenz walked in at 8:00 in the morning and said she's good to go as far as he's concerned.  However, since he was only a consult and not the doctor on the actual surgery, he couldn't sign her out.  So, we waited...and waited...and waited and finally at 6:00 p.m. we were discharged, drove back home and got in around midnight.

Karsie has been doing better each day.  She wanted to sleep with us the first night we got back because she was scared, and she's still been in pain, but she has been in better spirits each day.

Now comes the tricky part.  We will be going to San Diego for appointments to expand her expanders, which will make her feel uncomfortable, and in our opinion, will most likely be fairly painful.  She has already suffered a lot of emotional trauma from a surgery that wasn't expected to be as rough as it was, but now we are going to be letting the doctors "hurt" her some more.  We have a pretty tall order to try to explain to her why she is having this done to her without making her feel like her difference (a big tummy) is bad, all the while trying to convince a soon to be 4-year-old that the pain we're putting her through is a good thing.  We've been preparing her for this as best we can, but she now knows the pain that comes with each surgery and procedure, and we are praying that she doesn't lose her fight and will during all of this.

We always knew the physical hurdles we (Karsie) needed to overcome during this process.  We just didn't prepare for, or at least fully understand, the emotional hurdles that were headed our way.

11 comments:

  1. Physical and emotional hurdles....we are praying for smoothness and recovery for all. God bless you all.

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  2. Please know that Jesus will be there for all the hurdles Karsie will encounter. The Lord gives us His assurance every day.
    Karsie is a beautiful gift to her family!

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  3. We are so glad to hear that surgery and everything went well with Karsie. We wish all of you a smooth recovery emotionally and physically. If Karsie ever needs a friend to distract her, Kalista is here to hold her hand through it all. Just let us know when you are in town and need a break. Hugs!!

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  4. Hope you are feeling God's assurances. Please let us know how Karsie is doing now. He will guide you through it all.
    Give Karsie strong patience and love, explain only what you think she should know. God guide you and bless you.

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  5. It's late June now. Umm...actually, after midnight, so it's July 1st. :) Can you give us an update on Karsie?

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  6. It's is October now. Ummm....Actually, after 9:30 PM. Could you please give us an update on Karsie's progress? I have been praying for her since 2009. Thanks for any news. Hope you year progressing well.

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  7. Is karsie doing ok? My hubby and I both think about and pray for her often. :)

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  8. How is Karsie progressing? I have been praying for her since 2009. Please let me know. Hope she is looking forward to Christmas and all of its promises.

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  9. How is Karsie?? Any updates??

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  10. Is Karsie okay? Prayers for her are sent your way.

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