Good Evening All!
I made this card for Ruby a while ago but, although we knew she was seriously ill, she wasn`t poorly, so I decided to wait until she had her operation to give it to her.
As all the papers and matted card are from my scrap box I`m entering this one into Pixies Crafty Snippets # 17.
As most of you know Ruby finally had her operation last friday. Now that was a day I don`t want to go through again. After over 5 hours in theatre she was taken to the High Dependancy Unit with an epidural for pain relief, a catheter and feeding tubes fitted. On saturday her dad Darren posted a pic on Facebook and, although she looked ok, you could tell she was still out of it.
But by sunday you could see a massive difference. She was a lot more alert and was chatting away.
On sunday evening the staff decided that the remaining kidney was functioning perfectly and the catheter was removed along with the epidural and yesterday (monday) the feeding tubes were taken out. She was allowed out of bed to walk to the play room and has been amazingly well.
You cannot imagine my surprise when I got home from work today to find a text on my ( not very mobile) mobile phone to say Ruby was coming home.
I`m sure it`s an age thing but I expected her to be in for at least another week but I`m sure the doctors know best. And just to prove it, I rang to see how she was and Cheryl told me that Ruby had been dancing around the living room and insisted on popping to Tesco`s with her dad ( quiet time across tea time). I suppose being so young has it`s advantages. If it doesn`t hurt, then it doesn`t bother her. I know full well that if I`d had an operation 4 days ago, I would have cotton wool wrapped around me lol.
She has been such a little star throughout this and I just hope that things carry on getting better.
Once again thank you so much for all your kind words and prayers. By the way I`m bringing smarties and marbles to the playground this week :)
Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx