Mandy had her surgery on Monday morning. She came through the surgery with flying colors, but she is in a little bit of pain. The doctor described it as having 3 broken ribs. Her reconstructed ear is looking great. She will have to go through 3 more day surgeries and with each step the new ear will form. They kept her pretty comfortable the first 2 nights. She ate some soft foods yesterday and was able to move around, even if it was very slow.
I have been staying at night with our other kiddos and letting dad take the hospital duty. He has been doing a good job. Mandy told me daddy made a good nurse! (: I spent yesterday at the hospital with Mandy and enjoyed taking care of my little girl...she really likes the "princess" treatment. We are so appreciative of my mom's willingness to meet us here and take up the slack with the other kiddos while we spend our days at the hospital.
Brad called this morning and said that they would be releasing her today from the hospital. We have to make arrangements and see how she feels...but, we may return home tonight(maybe?). I think it is probably more likely that we will drive home tomorrow.
Thanks for all your prayers and well wishes!
I have some photos to share later...stay tuned.....