"You have to eat the elephant in small portions" as my colleague usually says, when something big and challenging is about to happen. Now, we have just chewed the trunk and one of the ears. Phase one and two are completed.
The first and the biggest step – the operation – has been completed. And at 11 am we checked out from the P-ICU hotel and took the lift down to ward 323. Great! Not that I dislike the Intensive Care Unit, far from it. They are totally fantastic. But this means that everything is stable for Abbe and that another little child now requires their special knowledge more urgently.