We got home at about 9:30 this morning!
She and Jeremy had a pretty restless night. She would wake up about every 30 minutes and want to hold Daddy's hand. He didn't think she was in too much pain during those times, just uncomfortable and sad, wanting to be home. She decided to start sleeping well at about 5:00 and when Mom and I got there at 7:30, she was still sleeping.
At 8:00 the nurse came in and said Dr. P called with discharge orders. Yay! Marissa got quite agitated as we were packing up and moving her around trying get her ready to leave. As soon as she got into her stroller, the smiles started appearing on her little face and she got really happy! She was even dancing to the music on the radio on the car ride home!
So, now we are home and she is watching her favorite video, "The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland", aka "Elmo's Blanket". I still can't believe we are home 24 hours after she went into surgery! Her recovery will still be pretty painful and long, but we are hopeful. We are just going to stay on top of her pain and let her rest up. Hopefully she will start to feel better and better as the time goes on.
Thank you all for your messages of love, prayers, and support. It really means so much to us to have so many of you pulling for us and lifting our little girl up through all of this.
I leave you with a couple of pictures and a video to demonstrate just how happy our girl is to be home...