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Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Palate Surgery Recovery - Day 7

Palate Surgery Recovery - Day 7

This is actually from yesterday (recovery day 6), and Emily is playing with her bristol blocks which she loves. She was off the tylenol for the first time yesterday and she did great, but she had a rough time sleeping last night due to the arm restraints. We've been keeping them off during the day, but waching her closely. She had been keeping her hands out of her mouth but now that is changing and the arm restraints are a more permanent fixture.

I don't know what's going on here, but it sure is cute. She's just woken up from a nap and I took the restraints off, so I think she's just experimenting with the freedom of bending those elbows. I think she's feeling a lot better - it's day two without the tylenol (recovery day 7) and she's really trying to put things in her mouth which makes me think the pain is all but gone. I played with her on the floor for a while and then had to put the restraints back on because she kept trying to put things in her mouth.

It's not a baby-related blog unless there's a corny shot of the kid wearing sunglasses. So here's Emily in her sister's glasses. This is a few minutes after the above pictures, so 7 days post-op. Note the pink tongue. Emily has had a problem with her tongue being coated and white for months. Jim's using acidophilus in her milk so maybe that's helping. Maybe it's her new palate. Could be a combination of both.


Blogger Darcy said...

It's great to hear Emily is doing so well! Hard to believe it's already been a week since her surgery!! One week down, 2 more to go with restraints!?

4/26/2005 06:45:00 PM  

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