2:50 pm: Got to the PICU. We got to go to her room at 3. She is not happy! They are going to be generous with the morphine to keep down her pain levels. Having mom hold her seems to be helping too. It seems like old times with her in here all hooked up to everything. She now looks huge in these cribs compared to when she was here last.
1:40 pm: Everything went well. Rylee is in recovery. The Dr. says that she has lots of marks from the staples and attempted IVs, drain tubes on her neck and rib area. We will get to see her in about 30 minutes and go with her to the PICU.
11:50 a.m. Just met with one of the ENT doctors and they are going to go ahead and remove Rylee's tonsils as they are very large and will more than likely cause some trouble when the trach is removed. They are just now getting the graft in place and then they need to close her neck incision. It should be another hour or so before she is done wit surgery.
10:50 am: Things are going well. Probably another hour to an hour and a half. Dad kicking mom's butt in UNO.
9:39 a.m. We just got our first update and they started the surgery about 20 minutes ago and already have her rib graft removed. We should get another update in an hour and a half.
4:00 am: Rylee wakes up ready to get this show on the road.
6:30 am: We get to Children's Mercy for check-in.
8:00 am: We gave Rylee to the nurses and headed to the waiting room. Surgery will be 4-5 hours long but we will get updates every hour or so.