The day started rather early. Meagan was NPO (no formula/food) starting at midnight. She typically sleeps through the night, or at least until 5am. Of course last night she woke up at about 2am, but could not have a bottle since we were past midnight.. she was not a happy camper. We were told between midnight and 4am she could have some clear liquids, so we attempted some Gatorade in a bottle, but of course she didn't want anything to do with that. Hence, we had a screaming fussy baby from about 2 o'clock this morning all the way until she was taken back for surgery around 8:45am.
Once we arrived at the hospital Meagan was checked in, had vitals taken and was taken down for a CT scan. Dr. R wanted one last good picture to double check what he was doing and where he needed to work on Meagan. Once the CT was completed we went back upstairs and waited for the nurse to come in with Meagan's pre-op meds.
So far, after figuring out her new med cocktail, Meagan seems to be resting comfortably this evening. She occasionally wakes and whimpers in pain but the nurses are always right there with her next dose of pain medication and administer it promptly. She will stay in the ICU tonight so we can make sure her vitals don't dip anymore and so she can receive the round the clock care she needs to make it through her first recovery day. If she seems to stabilize overnight and does well sleeping on her own, and as long as her blood work also comes back ok in the morning, she may be moved to down a Neuro room tomorrow and out of the ICU.