Wednesday, August 3, 2011

She is done with surgery!

Everything went great. Right up until she woke up!

In reality, our morning started off bright (or dark, really) and early at 4:30. We headed up to the hospital, and the entire drive all she would say was "I hundry" or "I need my cuppy". I knew it was going to be a long morning. We got checked in, and she did not want to put on the hospital gown. So we had tears over that. Then we started and restated Tangled about ten times as she would stop it, say she was done, then five minutes later want to watch it again. They took her back at about 7:30. They had to carry her to the operating room since she refused to ride on the bed. They paged me about fifteen minutes later to tell me it was done. I met with her surgeon, who told me he went with a larger size tube in her ear to see if it will last longer. He did wind up replacing both tubes, but only the right one is the larger tube, as her left tubes have lasted much longer. He did say there was no fluid in her right ear when he went in, which was a surprise since she failed a tympanogram just over a month ago. He said sometimes they will get an air bubble from the anesthesia, and sometimes it means the muscles of the palate are beginning to function, so it is possible this will be her last set of tubes! That is by no means a guarantee, of course. And even if they are, there is a possibility of other procedures being necessary. We really just can't know until we get there.

Miss Sunshine was NOT a fan of the anesthesia. I could hear her screaming from about two hundred feet and two brick walls away, which was hard for me. She continued to scream, cry and throw fits of epic proportion for another hour until we got the all clear to eat and drink. A cup of milk and a donut later and she was good, and has been going nonstop ever since. We have another two hours here before we head to the airport, so it has been a LONG day, but the end is in sight!

1 comment:

  1. Hurray! So glad to hear that things went well. We also had surgery on the 3rd! What a coincidence. I hope things get better and that these are her last set of tubes. Happy Weekend!