Ashlyn was sleeping on her back when we first saw her in the ICU. Her eyes were swollen and she had lots of wires and tubes coming from her. We weren't shocked because the doctors and nurses prepared us for this. My husband and I started talking to Ashlyn and rubbing her hands and she tried to peer out of her swollen eye lids to see us.
Within a few minutes, Ashlyn started screaming and sat up quickly. She was pretty upset that someone cut her head open.