Surgery went well last night. The neurosurgeon and plastic surgeon said that both of their surgeries went as expected without any surprises or issues. At 10:30 pm last night I was able to hop in a wheelchair and go visit my girl. It was just what I needed. If only I wasn't so tired from the Benadryl I could have stayed longer than 10 minutes. It was wonderful though!
This morning we woke up having had a wonderful nights sleep and were able to go see Emma again at about 11am. The video I have posted is of that visit. It was fun to connect with her as she opened her eyes and got to see us for the first time. The nurses said that they may have her stay on the ventilator for another day or two to play it safe. No further news on the possible shunt or situation with her heart, but we will let you know when we find out. Shawn has been able to be with her for a good part of the day and plans to take me down to see her again tonight.
I just have to try not to over do it so that I can be ready when Emma is ready to go home. Thank you all so much for your thoughts and prayers. We have enjoyed all your comments, posts and emails! I will try to have more pictures and info tomorrow.