Maia did well overnight. She was uncomfortable around 2am, but settled down with some oral pain medication. Woke up at about 6am, quiet and pretty content. Surgeons stopped in to see how she was doing. They did say that Maia's spinal fluid appeared clear which is how it's supposed to look. Before surgery, we had asked if they planned to send cultures of the fluid to make sure that there was no smoldering infection and were told yes. Haven't heard anything about results from that yet.
I have to admit, I was hoping for some miraculous improvement with last night's surgery, but for the most part Maia remains the same. I think she does have a bit more life in those beautiful gray eyes than she did a couple of days ago. She didn't eat breakfast or lunch, although I was able to get some nutritional supplement in her.
When I came back from my nap this afternoon, I got Maia up in a wheelchair and took her to the kids' playroom. She enjoyed knocking some blocks over. It's still hard to tell if her movements are purposeful or not, but either way - she giggled.
For some reason, Maia has been living with her fingers in her mouth today. She ate a decent dinner, but stuck two fingers in her mouth tonight and gagged - throwing up much of her supplement. UGH! The little white slippers came back out and onto her hands.
Matthew had a wonderful time at Grandpa Jerry and Grandmama's house. He got to play with Suki and burn off a lot of energy. It was so fun to talk to him tonight and hear about his visit.
Please pray that Maia shows improvement now that her shunt has been repositioned and that we begin to see bits and pieces of our girl back. And also pray for Matthew. We are reassuring him that he is every bit as important as Maia and we love him just as much!!