It's been a crazy week!
I haven't even opened up my computer in 5 days.
There was a lot of internet surfing via the phone/iPad,
but I am so behind on everything else.
Now here comes a really long surgery post!
You have been warned.
My little B-girl had her surgery on Tuesday.
Everything went great- better than expected.
She was really super excited to be at the hospital...
I mean, really.
So excited- she could NOT wait.
Plus, she got cool gifts...
like a cutie Build-a-Bear from some awesome friends :).
Before we knew it, she was off to surgery- just like that.
Just walked off with the anesthesiologist.
See ya, girlie...
Not even a glance back from my brave girlfriend.
Then came the waiting.
About 3 hours of waiting.
That room was really fun.
Kidding. It was not.
The husband worked on his computer-
while I watched old Dawson's Creek episodes on the iPad.
I'm cool like that.
Then I got bored and made the husband take random pics.
He really enjoyed it.
Finally, she was done.
I had been warned that kids waking up from anesthesia
can sometimes be rough and difficult.
She looked a little out of it,
but she really came out of it wonderfully...
She got a few more presents and seemed pretty content.
Then she went back to sleep whilst loving her stuffed animals...
To shorten the story a bit,
her recovery has been so much better than we expected.
She was eating, drinking, using the restroom within hours.
No nausea or other side effects from the anesthesia.
She got to visit with Liberty the dog that evening:
She did great overnight.
By the next morning, she was ready to get out of there
and spend her 4th of July with her family!
They said she would probably need 2 nights at the hospital.
She was ready to go by 9am the next morning.
We were not expecting this,
so we had to wait for Dad to get there.
She colored while we waited...
By 10am- less than 24 hours at the hospital,
she was out of there!
It still wasn't a super eventful 4th of July for us.
Little B-girl still needed her rest,
so we went home so she could take a nap.
Then we went to the movies-
3 days later and she's still doing so well.
She's one tough little lady- seriously has NOT cried once.
(She doesn't even want to take her pain meds because they are "yucky")
So proud of my girl!
This whole surgery experience has been
WAY less traumatizing than we were expecting.
I can't speak for her-
but she's still smiling and that's all I could hope for.