Big Plans today!
It’s Friday, day 3 post operation. Every day we see small improvements and that really excites me. Last night was not too bad. I didn’t sleep much because of how uncomfortable the chair is but luckily the Prentice Hospital which is attached to the lobby here has DD. Last night we had a visit from the Resident on call, he was telling us how he really admires Dr. Dipatri and that Dr. Dipatri washed Ellie’s Hair with shampoo after surgery. He also said that he put Ellie’s Hair in a pony tail. To me its impressive when any guy can do hair and especially a brain surgeon. This morning we already had a visit from Neuro Surgery team and they took Ellie’s bandage off. Dr. Dipatri did an amazing job with Ellie’s scar. He actually made her original scar smaller it looks like. Ellie also had a facetime session with two of her cousins. She was smiling so much and this really started her day off with good spirits. Ellie is actually interested in watching TV this morning, which is huge. She has been laughing at the TV all morning as she watches Victorious. Spirits are high. She even ate a whole chocolate long john this morning. Lots of big plans today to eat more, drink more, do more walking, and mouth exercises. We will be working with the eating and drinking speech specialist, PT, & OT today. When Doctor Dipatri came in this morning he said one thing we know for sure you have the most cards then anyone on the floor. Ellie is truly loved thank you to Lemont, Friends, & Family for making her feel loved. We are also going to take a shower and wash her hair, start getting her back to feeling normal again. This is truly a happy Friday because I feel like its all uphill from here.