Sirri's chest tubes both came out today! Yipeeeeeeee! Getting her out of bed and moving around is so much easier and we don't have to worry about them getting tugged on and pulled at causing her pain. It was a traumatic experience, mostly cause there was a lot of tape to be removed and the way they remove the tubes is with a 1...2...3... YANK! ouch. The holes left behind are a bit bigger around than a pencil eraser and look so sore. I winced just looking at them. I was also able to see her incision where they removed the tumor and it is bigger than I thought it would be. It's about 4 inches long. Yowza!
After Sirri had her chest tubes removed we decided to celebrate by going downstairs to the cafeteria for lunch and ice cream. I wasn't sure if Sirri would even want to go, she hasn't wanted to yet (even for ice cream. Can you believe it?!?!?!?) So, I was excited when she was happy to go. She walked out into the hall and then rode the rest of the way in the wagon. She chose a big pretzel with cheese and only ate a bite, maybe two. She did the same thing with her ice cream. It was still so nice to get out of her room for a bit. It was especially fun because Gma and Gpa Jensen got to come with us (and even treated us to lunch!) The whole experience realy wore Sirri right out and she took a long three hour nap. Mommy took a nap too. (Until some doctors came in the room and woke her up. Surprise! ya right!)
Sirri had to have her IV replaced today as well which was also traumatic. Let's just hope that this one will last until we have to go home.
And let's hope we get to go home soon!