Today seemed to go very quickly. Ellie woke up as I arrived – her and Hannah had a little sit together and chat. Ellie then decided it was a good time to choke on some saliva once the nurse sorted her out she promptly fell asleep. Hannah then had a feed and then we went straight to my family meeting. There was a lot of talk as a CICU consultant was there and over an hour later, I had enough time to get some extra string for all of Ellie’s beads and had to head home.
The immediate outcome from the meeting was that Ellie would get her hernia’s fixed under general anaesthetic (she is too old for a spinal now) and then be transferred to the CICU directly from theatres. Matt and I will hopefully get a chance to do a more through tour of the CICU and meet with a few of the other staff before this takes place. It could be as early as next week. The hardest part at this stage is that Ellie will have to be intubated a day or two before her surgery.