Sasha obviously did really well in the hospital today - Dr. Siddiqi's resident checked in on her in the morning, removed the despised tongue stitch, and remarked one more time on the width of Sasha's cleft (do you detect a theme?). She enjoyed some Spaghetti O's for lunch and after that they removed all of her monitors and wires so that we could go on a walk and enjoy some freedom. And once Sasha realized there was a big wide world outside of her hospital room, there was no going back! She ran up and down the corridors and had a blast greeting the various dogs that were visiting to cheer up the kids. They even let us give her a bath to wash off all of the gunk from the previous day. The only times she got mad were when we tried to prize the yogurt cup from her vice-like grip (she kept dozing off and spilling the yogurt - gross) and when we tried to get her back into the room after our walk - no way was she going back in there!
So a little after 3 pm we packed up and were out of there! As you can see, Sasha was a little groggy in the car, but she had a nice nap as we drove home from Salt Lake and filled her many prescriptions and she perked right up as soon as we got home and she saw her brothers.
And here's our "sick little girl" this evening - can you believe it?!? She comes home 24 hours after having her mouth hacked apart and decides to learn to climb up the ladder to the playset all by herself! She just amazes me. I fear that she may have inherited Ben's monkey-climbing gene (I believe that's carried on the paternal side). Don't worry, we'll keep her off of the really high acrobatic equipment until she's off of the loopy pain meds.
Here are a few other shots from our happy reunion this evening:
Sasha eyes up the next trick on her list of things to learn
A pleasant evening swing - now this is the pace befitting a little girl who just came out of surgery!