Bye bye, pinky wave! And hello, high fives! We left the house at 5 am today with one "rosebud" hand and returned at 3 pm with five separated (albeit heavily bandaged) fingers!
The surgery only lasted about 2 hours and they were able to successfully separate her thumb and three adhered fingers without a problem. It turns out that each of the fingers did have space separating it from the others, so that made the procedure a lot easier. The surgeon showed us pictures of her hand post-op and it looked great - four stubby little fingers where one ball-o-finger once was. We can't wait to see it in real life in a few weeks!
She pulled it together long enough to wolf down a tangerine and a yogurt and that was good enough for the staff - they said she was stable enough to go home and we were out of there!
Her hand is all bandaged up in a "tape cast" that they'll remove at her follow-up appointment on June 6th. I'm not exactly sure how we're supposed to keep the cast clean and dry for four whole weeks, but we'll do our best. It is admittedly nice that she has something she can't unravel herself because you know she'd be picking at it if she could. Oh, and the funniest part of the cast is that they left her super pinky out! So we get to enjoy pinky waves for just a little while longer :)
We're home safe and sound now. WanYing has been (understandably) cranky, but the 1-2 punch of ibuprofen and Tylenol is keeping her pain manageable. She's a fighter, this one - and I mean that in all of the best ways :)
Can't wait to post photos of her new hand in June!