Pretty Pink Bow
All of her "Battle Wounds"
And ALL of it for that fact. As I said before, they were concerned with not being able to close the whole cavity and the skin too. But, everything went perfect and they were able to close the whole thing and she has some pretty blue sutures. They are going to monitor her progress over the next 24 hours. If things are causing a strain on her heart, they will open her back up to allow the heart to work without any type of constriction.
I will try and explain to you a little bit about all the wires you see. The red wire with the heart on it goes straight in to her stomach to release any extra fluid in her tummy. Right above that, and below the main incision, there are two blue wires that go straight to the heart. Those are for the pacemaker in case that they have not had to use, but are attached in case they do. So if the heart stops beating, that will send a shock to the heart to help it beat manually. Under the white tape is a chest tube, that pulls off any extra fluid in the chest cavity around the heart. All the other wires are the normal leads that monitor heart rate and breathing compressions. She also has a IV line in her left arm, right leg and a PVC main arterial line in her thigh. Can you imagine having all that in you at once? I don't think she is going to like sewing when she grows up because she knows what a pin cushion feels like and she has been sewed back together more than enough.
She is so pretty with her little pink bow on her head. I hope she doesn't mind me sharing these photos with all of you. If she beats me up for showing you all, that is okay because I don't mind taking a beating from her, just as long as she comes home :) I won't lie, there have been times where I have questioned God for putting me through this strain. But, now having gone through it and as we are "almost" done, I know that I am going to have a much better relationship with my kids and my wife because of it. We have been really close already, but we are closer now than we ever thought possible. Aimee is my everything and so are Ally and Brandon, but I am so happy that Kayleigh will get to enjoy the love they have given me.
Keep the prayers coming as Kayleigh works hard to recover. So far she is doing amazing and we are so blown away by how strong she has been through all of this. I will update again later this evening. Thank you all for your support!
The Freemans :)