Cedie Lynn Mock's Blog

Cedie Lynn was born on 6/16/05 in Memphis, TN. She arrived 6 wks early. Cedie spent the first 11 & 1/2 months in the hospital. Although she endured many surgeries and spent 2/3 of her life in hospitals, she was a very happy, beautiful little girl who was full of love and who was loved by everyone who met her in person and online. She now watches over all of us as our own little angel.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Day 1 After Lung Biopsy 5/13/06

So far, so good. They did an x-ray this morning to make sure no air pockets have developed within her chest and it looked good. Her blood gas (O2, CO2 levels) wasn't great but she was upset when they took it and she was on tylenol with codine. They went up on her rate in order to help these numbers. She was peaceful unless you messed with her. She had a rough time when they changed her arm bandage so they had to give her a shot of morphine. When I got there this afternoon, she was awake and happy-ish. She wasn't quite herself but she's definitely been worse. I got her to give me a smile and she was interested in pulling my hair, eating my finger, and swatting at her mirror.

I forgot to mention yesterday that while she was in the OR for the lung biopsy they did a debrievement on her arm. This means they cut out the old skin in order to make way for new skin to grow. The surgeon says that it is worse than they first thought. He said it may need a skin graft. He also said that her arm will probably cause her more pain than the incision from the lung biopsy. That certainly rang true today.

I am still amazed at how well she is doing. This recovery is worlds apart from her recovery periods from all her other surgeries. She is such a fighter and she loves to prove everyone wrong :-)

Tomorrow is Mother's Day. Although it saddens me emmensely that I have to spend yet another holiday without my baby girl there to enjoy it with me (outside of her hospital room), I feel like I am the luckiest mom in the world because I have a wonderful son who is so loving, compasionate and understanding even at age 5 and a wonderful daughter who is the strongest miracle angel that I have ever known. I thank God that I was the one chosen to be the mother of these two special children.

To all of you mothers reading this message, including my own mother (don't know what I would do without you!!!!): Happy Mother's Day- Enjoy yourself and enjoy your children! Never take them for granted.


  • At 12:50 AM, May 14, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Day 262. Mother's Day. I see your sweet face as you hold your mommy's shirt to your face as you sleep, yet again in your hospital bed. I know her strenght, determination and love are the things that give you the strenght everyday to perservere through the many trials your tiny body must endure. God has richly blessed you with a very special mommy - dear baby - and you have richly blessed the lives of many.

  • At 4:57 AM, May 14, 2006, Anonymous shari said…

    Happy Mopther's Day Jen!
    I pray that this may be your last holiday without Cedie at home.

  • At 2:39 PM, May 14, 2006, Blogger Moriah (zandysmom) said…

    I hope that Cedie comes home soon. We spent so much of Alex's first year in the hospital so I'm sending lots of (((hugs))) you way.


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