Rumor is we might be going home today - hooray! It's scary and exciting. Though, you know you have a special situation when your child's doctor gives you his personal cell phone number to call anytime over Christmas.
The biopsy went well. The surgeon said they lifted the very thin bone and took out a piece of tumor about the size of a nickel. Stitches should dissolve over the next few days. They only shaved a very small part of her hair, like we asked them.
She came back from surgery to the PICU. There were 3 IVs - both hands and one foot. They haven't used them since she left surgery, so they will come out this morning. We spent the afternooon in PICU, but she was back on the regular floor since 6pm. The nurses were almost as glad to see us as we were to see them.
We have stopped breastfeeding, and I am now pumping and bottle feeding. We struggled with latch problems from her first day, and now with IVs and bandages and everything else, it is much less stressful for momma. It's a little sad, but we might pick it up later.
Now, we are just relaxing in the room as she naps and we wait for rounds to discuss discharge. Hopefully, my next post will be from home!