Well... go find the biggest hugest piece of the solidest wood that you can find and let me touch it!!!
Because... touch wood... she came through the surgery well!
Her surgeon seemed very pleased with everything. She was out of theater and into recovery quicker than they expected and we only had a short stay in intensive care before being moved to the ward.
She has been having some troubles with post surgical fevers and they've done xrays and blood tests and so far everything seems to be ok... our biggest hassle is pain relief. They have her on some pretty hefty doses of morphine as well as paracetamol and some other stuff and none of it seems to be making much of a difference.
It's horrible watching her because she doesn't settle, she doesn't sleep, she doesn't want to eat, all she wants to do is to cry and fuss and scream.
The acute pain management team has been called in again and we're waiting for them to come and see if she can be given more, or something else that may help her calm and sleep.
They managed to use most of the incision points from the last surgery so she only has one new scar... which is a good thing for her, although somewhat superfluous considering how many other scars she already has on her poor little body.
But, all in all, I am really pleased with the position that she is in now... it is a hundred times better than what we had anticipated!
Now we just have to wait and see if she keeps up the amazing work!!!