This morning they removed the epidural and, as expected, she felt a bit dizzy at first. After about an hour she began to feel some pain but nothing severe. They started oral pain meds last night and she's a bit woozy. I think it is helping her transition away from the epidural.
Later, they rolled her away in her bed to do a routine ultrasound to check for blood clots. No clots were found and she returned in time for lunch.
Her eyes showed pain but it was a bit too soon for more meds. It was not long before she got it, though, and the pain is now subsiding. We will do our best to stay on top of it. We don't want it to get out of control.