Thursday, September 16, 2010
We had a very calm start to the day and arrived at the Hospital without a problem. Emma was relaxed and in very good spirits. She was thirsty as she was not to have anything after midnight. The admission was easy and then Emma was shown to a room in the ICU and the doctors and nurses started preparing her for the coma. Emma gave Dr Cantu a collection of NZ music on MP3 that she had been making over the last few days. Very soon we said our good-bye's and they put her to sleep. To Emma the time in the coma will seem like 5 minutes. Nikki and I waited outside the room while all of the lines were put in and she was intubated (tubes for breathing and feeding). The ICU staff were all very calm and welcoming - the hospital is very quiet today because of the national bicentennial holiday. They are moving Emma to a bigger room and we will be able to go back in and see her after they are finished getting everything set and have done a few tests (X-rays etc.) Dr Cantu has told us that everything went perfectly which is great news!