Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The road to recovery

Well the last 2 times Tessa came out of surgery we think they gave her a sugar pill because she was VERY hyper afterward. Fortunately, this time, they gave her the "relaxing pill". Mom and dad were very thankful for that! The surgery lasted 3 hours, just a little longer than we expected. Dr. Wells came out around 11:00 and told us things went well. He said he was glad that we did the lip in stages and not all at one time because the lip is still came out quite tight. He said the skin should stretch out over the next few months (which it has done after each surgery thus far...just like he said it would). In this particular surgery he cut both sides of the lip back open and sewed the muscle, tissue, and lip together. Her lip is still a bit shorter in the middle and her nose once again is very flat (those are things that are going to be worked on down the road). We patiently waited in the recovery room for about 2.5 hours and we are now in our room entertaining Tessa. Here are some pictures of the day:

Here we are in Pre-Op

In the recovery room...you can see her second tooth coming in on the top right. It came in 3-4 days ago. The yellow gauze is in each nostril to help keep them open.

Here is her first feeding after the surgery. Back to the good ol' syringe again. :)

She is absolutely fascinated with her red toe too. She wanted everyone to she her red toe (her pulse-oxygen sensory).

Here is the "final" product.

6 comments:

VerWys Family said...

tessa you are a trooper and so brave!! we r so glad everthing went well and we will continue to pray for u and your parents, love, the verwys'

august said...

she looks gorgeous

Mary said...

I hope all goes well for Tessa! You all were in my thoughts throughout the day. Please keep us posted on how your beautiful little girl is doing.

cristina said...

what a trooper. glad to hear that everything went well, and i'll be praying for you guys and the recovery process.

Megan said...

Thanks for keeping us updated! We'll keep praying that Tessa continues being her wonderful self and recovers quickly. Love to you all!

Chrissy Padilla said...

what's the red toe?