Chloe had a very good night. She slept well, getting up once to use the bathroom. She is still getting pain medication and a diuretic to keep her kidneys going. There have been no problems with that. She does seem to be more sore this morning, which is not unusual for the second day after surgery. She is scheduled to get her chest tubes out this morning, which should help lessen the pain. After the tubes come out, she will go for an echo to see how her heart is functioning, and specifically how her newly repaired valve is doing!
Please pray for her chest tubes to come out easily and for her pain to be eased after that. They will give her extra meds during the tube removal (and some "sleepy" medication too!) and then they stitch the openings shut. The rest of her lines should come out too, and then all her meds after that will be taken orally. Also, pray that her echo will look good and they will be pleased with what they see. Pray that she will feel like walking around this afternoon and trying some of the fun activities they have here for children. Her spirits are a bit droopy this morning, and she hasn't wanted to do anything, not even read or be read to.