Thursday, May 28, 2009

She Made It....

Addison made it through her surgery today without any problems. We are so thankful for that. I was a bit nervous about it and am very relieved to have it over with. She had to be there at 10am and since the procedure itself was only 20 minutes long, I figured I would be there for about 2 hours from start to finish. Ha! Try 4 hours! It was a long day.....so many things to go through with different people, and all before the surgery even started. While they were checking out her vitals and making sure she was healthy, they wanted to dress her in the hospital PJ's and socks. Well, she refused....adamantly. I couldnt even bribe her to wear them. I think she knew that if she put those on, something major was going to happen. So she flipped out everytime we attempted it. The nurse finally gave up and they performed the surgery on her in the dress she showed up in! Addie didnt go in to the OR until 11:40! About 15 minutes before they took her back, the nurse came out and gave her a dose of "Ver-sed" (a relaxant that makes them not care about whats going on and forget everything that happens...I just call it a miracle drug) and about 5 minutes later, Addison was flying high. I have never seen anything like it. She was so out there....she just kept smiling and saying I Love You Mom....and then she would laugh. It was a little bit disturbing though to see her so out of her head. However, this alternative was better than hearing her scream for me as they took her away, and believe me, my daughter would have been Screaming big time. After that experience with Ian, I'll take the High Baby anyday! By noon, the doctor had come out and talked to me about the surgery....explained what they did, and then said he would "summon" me when she began to wake up so I could be there with her. That took another 15 minutes and when I got back to her recovery room, she was screaming and crying wildly! She was sooooo disoriented and agitated by all the cords and the IV and the patch on her eye. I tried to hold her and she just kept kicking.....finally I got her calmed down and she fell asleep in my arms. It broke my heart to see her like that. She slept for about 30 minutes and finally woke up again....this time she was calm and coherent, but still aggrivated about the patch and cords. They require her to stay until she can drink 4 oz of juice without throwing up. She acheived this right away....Im sure the breathing tube left her thirsty. So, now we are home and she is sleeping peacefully....tomorrow morning I can take her eye patch off although Im a little nervous to do it. I hope her eye doesnt look too bad. She was so excited when we got home and Alec arrived. She wants to sit with him and be around him constantly....so cute. Thanks to all for the well wishes and prayers....we appreciate it. Hopefully we wont have to go through this again.

2 comments:

Turley fam said...

Sounds like it was successful. So sad when they are so little though.

pete/chris whipple said...

Glad you all made it thru...it is so hard to see your child sick. Hope all going well with your FOUR children!!!!