October 8, 2008

Day 6: Out of ICU! Home soon?

We moved late last night from ICU into a regular room. This was a nice step in the right direction. The criteria for her release today was for her to walk and continue to eat and drink; she's done all three so far today. She walked around in the play room and played and painted for a while, then she walked all the way back to the room (a couple hundred yards). So, it looks like we're on target to leave sometime today!

Ortho doctor stopped by to check out his handiwork on Sally's cast. He compared her x-rays after casting to the x-rays immediately after surgery and said they are exactly the same. So, even after all of her rolling, moving, and attempts to dislodge the grafted rib, everything is perfectly in place. She's a little uncomfortable because of how tight her cast is, the belly hole is a little window compared to her last cast. If she complains too much we'll call the 'Cast Man' and he can cut it up some. As he was leaving, the doctor said, "She has done amazing. Usually these kids are in here for a few weeks."

Huh?! We expected about a week, if all went well. I guess usually kids don't do quite as well as her. The PICU nurses were calling her a superstar. She's an amazing, resilient little girl, BUT she has a Father in heaven who works in miraculous ways and we give him all credit and glory for her experience this week. I'm still in awe.


Salzwedel Family said...

I just found your blog through another...I'll be praying for your sweet girl. God is good!

E said...

What wonderful progress! Praying all goes well and you guys can get settled into some kind of routine at home!


Susan said...

WOW! Praise God for his mercy and healing! We're praying that things continue to go well!

Love & Prayers, Susan, Benaiah's Mama!

Molly said...

Woo-hoo!!! Praise the Lord!!!! I'm SOO glad things are going so well!! What an awesome blessing and testament to God's goodness and faithfulness!!! :)

Love in Christ,

Anonymous said...

Oh Apryl - I'm so glad everything has gone so well! God is so good!!! Can't wait to see you all at church and the girls say to tell Sally "Hi" :)

Sarah King

Anonymous said...

I have tears running down my cheeks! Praise the Lord for the wonderful news!
Still praying, Connie

Team Dragovich said...

Praise God!!! We're still praying continually and just in awe at how "Rockstar stellar" Sally has done :D!!

Hugs all around!

waitingarms said...

Praising the Great Healer for her amazing progress! Praying that all goes well and she gets released from the hospital tommorow.

Lisa said...

Sally is such a strong little girl----she has made such wonderful progress! We have been reading your blog and keeping Sally and your family in our prayers! God is definitly watching over this sweet little girl! Take care and thank you for sharing!
Lisa and Brian Freking/Kentucky

jill coen said...

Yeah, yeah, yeah!!! I know your entire family has left an impression of God's power on that hospital.