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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Quick update

Emma went into surgery on Thursday the 18th and although they told us it would only take between 4 - 6 hours she was in there for 9....  9 incredibly long hours.  They had to remove her cheek bone and the knuckle of the jaw.  The cheek has been plated and they have taken some fat from her tummy to build up her face a little.  They also went back in through the top and they also had to extend the cut so it now goes from the bottom of her ear to almost the top of her head.  She did really well. 

Today is day 4 and she has been doing a brilliant job. She is still in ICU but is hopefully being moved to a different ward this afternoon.  We had her sitting in a chair this afternoon which was a major step forward.  Had to take her off the opiates as they were making her really sick so she is now just receiving panadol and nurofen.  Cannot believe how amazing this little chickadee has been.  I am so very proud of her strength.  She is just a little trouper.

Anyway I have to get back to the hospital so good bye for now and keep praying....

Love Leanne xxx

11 comments:

Alanna said...

I think you're pretty amazing too Leanne :) Emma sure sounds like a tough little princess! Very inspiring :)

Thinking of you and Emma and your family always. Thank you for the update :) -hugs-

Lizzyc said...

thank you for the update.. i have been praying and i know your girl is one amazing strong brave winner and i am trusting for you to have the strength for this day.. one day at a time.. xxlizzy

Taylor Made said...

Prayers for you all and especially Emma. Hope the week has a steep upturn for her.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Definitely praying! Thanks for the update!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow!! 9 hours!! Girl... I would have been going crazy waiting, like I am sure that you were... glad to hear things went well... keep us updated! Have you all in my prayers! :):):)

Karen Shady said...

thankyou so much for taking the time to give us an update Leanne. Theres lots of us here in blog land who are thinking of you, and praying for little Emma. She sounds like one tough little cookie :) what an amazing kid. And you are pretty tough to Mum. HUGS to you and your family xx

Sheree said...

Gosh Leanne that 9 hour wait must have been agonising. So good to hear that she's doing ok...she's one amazing, brave little girl you've got there! Thinking of you all!

Sheree xx

Mrs Frizz said...

she's a wee trooper ... hang in there ... hugs.

knitgirl66 said...

My thoughts and prayers are with Emma and your family.
Sending hugs and hope.

aqui pelo campo... said...

I just found your blog in Day to day , Melissa`s Blog.
I have a ten year old daughter and i cant imagine what you are passing for. I just want you to know that my prayers are with you, and im shure your little princess will be just fine!!!
Hugs from Portugal

Lea said...

Oh my 9 hours!! That's a mammoth wait for a mama. Emma is SO strong, SO brave, gosh kids are so inspiring aren't they.