Not a whole lot to add this morning, which in many ways is a very good thing. Blaise is still resting in the NICU (back in bay 3 with some old friends) and continues to recover well. Last night she was having some issues with pain management, but today they've given her both Tylenol and morphine as needed to keep her comfortable. This isn't outside the realm of what was expected, so we're really just glad she feels better. Seeing her last night was a little tough since we could tell she was pretty uncomfortable, but the pain management team is very good and she's clearly having a better day. We even got some grins out of her when we visited and she just plain looks good (a bit puffy, but good).
For now, she has an NG-tube (to the stomach, through the nose) to drain bile out and a few extra IVs to deliver meds. Besides the pain medicine, she's also getting some pre-emptive antibiotics to protect her from infection. Her abdomen is still not a particularly friendly neighborhood so it pays to be careful. The puffiness is mostly from the blood transfusion she received and the extra fluids she was given during the procedure...it should subside in a few days.
I think it's still hard for us to believe that the news from yesterday was so good. I'm mostly sticking to the fact that she came through it well and is recovering nicely. More than anything I just wanted her to be ok...that first surgery made it very hard for me not to think that every visit to the OR meant extreme danger. Having her come through it so well is worth everything, and the rest is bonus points.
Thanks again to all of you for your support, and stay tuned for more updates. We'll be sure to keep up here as things unfold.