Cora returned home this afternoon!
After a nice familiar bath, some homemade food, clean bedding and some more snuggles, she is sleeping in her own little bed. And boy does she need it. Neither of us slept much last night. Or in the last week. I guess much longer than that, when you think about it.
She is feeling a lot better. Still rough-sounding breathing from the gunk in her upper airway, but lungs still sound good. A little bit of residual pain, and she hates taking any medication after all this, but we're still giving her a bit as she needs it.
I am happy to have her home. Even with a few scratches and scrapes, and a loss of 1.25 pounds (even though she has been gradually ramping her nursing back up in the last few days). She seems happy to be home too. When we put her in her carseat she just started grinning.
Whew. I am looking forward to a healthy girl for a while. No more surgeries.
Now we'll just hope that her sleep starts to improve.