Katie's Surgery - the Second Week

DAY #4 - Sunday, 8 August 2004
Swelling decreased; pain bearable; wants to eat but still can't swallow; played well
DAY #5 - Monday, 9 August 2004
Swelling further decreased; still can't swallow due to jaw movement, not throat; LOVED G'ma W's package and other gifts/calls/emails
DAY #6 - Tuesday, 10 August 2004
Even better, but still requires pain medication often; can't swallow; lots of blood and pus coughed out through trach and mouth Tuesday night
DAY #7 - Wednesday, 11 August 2004
First day of turning the screws!  She was brave at the Dr. (after some real prodding), and says it doesn't hurt to turn, just feels weird; still drools
DAY #8 - Thursday, 12 August 2004
This shot taken just after turning the screws at 9:00 pm; mouth still hurting with "thrush"; hurts to pucker and swallow; otherwise, happy and playful
DAY #10 - Saturday, 14 August 2004
Screw turning going well - still drooling and tongue, throat sore; swelling almost completely gone - some redness remains around insertion site; mouth hurts

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