Sunday, October 9, 2011

Tylenol with Codeine is Our Friend

Kayley's surgeon and the nurses warned us that days 5 and 6 following surgery are usually rough.  They sure know what they are talking about!  Kayley woke up pretty unhappy Saturday morning.  She was back to refusing all medicine so Andy forced some tylenol with codeine down her.  Within 30 minutes, we had a totally different child!  And then she happily took her amoxicillin.  It seems to be the roughest for her right when she gets up in the morning and right after her nap.  Once the tylenol with codeine kicks in, you wouldn't even know she had surgery.  Well, other than the fact that she doesn't eat.

She is down to 29.0 pounds.  I think she was a little over 31 when she went into the hospital.  The only thing she ate the last two days is ice cream with sprinkles.  She refuses jello, popsicles, pudding, mac & cheese, potatoes, rice, etc.  She did eat a little salad with ranch and goldfish tonight.  Hopefully we will see some more progress tomorrow. 

Kayley was VERY excited to go with Andy today to get her fish.  A beta she named Nemo.  Very original, I know!  She named her baby, Baby so at least she didn't name the fish, Fish.  :-)

I think I mentioned in an earlier post that her voice could change after her surgery.  Mom, Andy and I talked about it tonight and we all agree there is definitely a higher pitch in her voice now.  Not sure how we feel about that!

Taking a break while helping Dad in the yard

Picking up sticks

Drew helped too

Not happy after her nap.  Refusing her
tylenol with codeine.

One hour after Andy forced it down her...I'm telling
you, it is wonderful!  Eating ice cream with sprinkles!

Showing off her new fish

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