Thursday was a good day. Amaya slept well Wednesday night and only woke up twice in pain. She was able to fall back to sleep pretty easily and quickly. It was strange not having to massage her foot or knee to fall asleep or to go back to sleep. I rubbed her hair to help her stay calm and fall asleep. I gave her pain medication once during the night then slept through my alarm for her second dose, but she slept thorough the rest of the night with no complaints (about seven hours). It was so nice for all of us that she had a good nights rest. She had minimal pain and we gave her her pain medication every four hours. She was taking Tylenol w/codeine.
Lidie was a bit emotional in the morning but later calmed down. Occasionally she said "I can't believe Amaya doesn't have a fixator!" She's still amazed and surprised by it all. She was very sweet and helpful. She would bring stuff to Amaya and put things away for her saying "of course, you just had your fixator removed." She was very careful with Amaya's leg but occasionally bumped into it. Ouch! Amaya didn't complain of pain very much, just occasional spasms, when she tried to move, and occasionally every few hours.
Amaya was hesitant to try walking, and was building her nerve to do so, but she did get up and stand on her leg a couple of times. She said it felt good to stand on it. We spent the day at home resting. I had a to-do list, but left it for the following day. We watched TV, napped, relaxed, played and ate. Amaya's appetite slowly started to come back and she began to eat a bit more.
My mother in law brought us over some spaghetti for dinner and our friend Sara brought us shells for the next day and some colored pasta for Amaya to make jewelry out of. We received calls, messages and help. We're grateful to you all for being a part of this journey with us. Thank you all for the help, love, and support.
Even though its an ace bandage Amaya decided to call it a "fake cast" and decorate it with markers. She had us all sign it for her too.
Here's what her leg looked like wrapped up. The ace bandage goes fro her upper thigh down to her toes.
Here's a sloe-up of her hip and bottom. It has that extra large bandage on it because of the extra drainage she had in the recovery room. The resident added it to help catch any drainage from her pin sites. We didn't notice any more drainage today.