Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Ding Ding! Round 3!!

Yesterday, Sophie had surgery inserting her 3rd round of expanders.
We originally thought she was going to get 4 expanders this time,
but much to our surprise, Dr. Bauer opted for 3 instead. 
We are so thankful!

 Sophie was such a brave, big girl during pre-op.
She colored and played with the walkie-talkies that the great
nursing staff at Highland Park Hospital gave to her.
We also played a few computer games and took some silly
pictures with Daddy's iPad.

After Sophie received her dose of Happy Juice,
we headed to the holding area to wait to talk to
Dr. Bauer before Sophie and her babies headed off to surgery.
(Sophie's babies got some expanders too!)

Seeing smiles like this before each surgery is so reassuring.

Everyone had to wear the Smiley Face hat

including Daddy.  He's so silly!

After a couple of hours, the surgery was done, and
the great Dr. Bauer came out tell us how well Sophie
had done. Soon after, we were able to go
sit with her in post-op until she was awake and
ready to go to a room.

This is what we found we went to see her!  She was
sleeping so peacefully with her babies along side her.

We made it back to the hotel around 6:30 and quickly got settled
back in for the night.  Sophie was in good spirits and even
gave us a few smiles, which was very encouraging considering she
had just come out of surgery.  She ate a couple of bites of noodles
(one of her  faves), had some juice and quickly retired to the
bed to catch some cartoons before going to sleep.  We had an okay
night, but that is to be expected.  We anticipate much improvement
in the next few days.

She is one tough cookie and such a blessing to us!

Thank you all for your many prayers!

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