Late Friday afternoon, Madison was released from the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and sent home. Her eyes are still wobbly, but the doctors speculated that could just be due to the changing pressures in her head and on her optic nerves. Things should improve as she settles down. Madison seems really happy to be home. She is giggling and smiling, and her appetite is the best it has been in days. Just now she ate a dinner that was twice the size of anything she took at the hospital.
The care in the PICU was excellent, and we want to thank the doctors and nurses who helped us over the last few days.
We’ll be keeping a close eye on Madison in case her status changes. On Wednesday of next week, we have a follow-up MRI, an appointment with an ophthalmologist and an appointment with the rehab clinic at Children’s.