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Kayla, my oldest. She is 4 1/2 and is a sweet, loving and silly little girl. She took us 2 ½ years and 3 IVF’s to conceive. Kayla is allergic to dairy. We manage her allergy and work to balance her safety with giving her a normal childhood. Kayla loves to read books and play games - she amazes me every day.

Alysa, my youngest. She is 3 years old and is a silly little spitfire. She’s our monkey and loves to climb on everything. She was a “natural” baby, but it was only b/c of my wonderful doctors that we were able to stop an impending miscarriage. Alysa suffers from Acid Reflux Disease and sleep apnea. She may be little, but she has a big personality. She adores her big sister and is so much fun to be around. She keeps me laughing every day.

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Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Successful surgery
I'm glad to say we are home from Alysa's tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. Our arrival time was 6:30 am which put us as one of the first surgeries. She was actually the 2nd in her OR. Everything went very smoothly. Alysa was not very thrilled with the poking and prodding, but she was a trooper, until it was time to take the "giggle juice". I had to force it on her and she spit some of it out because she did not like the taste of it. But once she was tipsy all was well. Once they were ready to take her the nurse told us where the waiting room was and she looked at me, all wobbly and said, "Where are you guys going?"

Once they wheeled her off to the OR, she was only gone for 35 minutes. Just enough time for J and I to grab some breakfast sandwiches. Her surgery went really well and her doctor told us her tonsils were larger than he expected from what he could see prior to her surgery. So we're hoping that it will make a big difference.

Typical for Alysa, when she was waking up she was freaking out, which I've learned has an official name, because what is a behavior without a name? It's called emergence delirium. So she had that, then fell asleep on me after she calmed down. then she threw up, but thankfully not on me this time. They gave her more Zofran (the miracle anti-vomiting drug) and she slept some more. Within an hour of her surgery, she was eating cheerio's, drinking apple juice, still looking stoned medicated, and were were headed for home.

Since the medication they gave her tasted bad, she fought me on the pain meds, so I had to give her a suppository - this should be a fun 2 weeks. And...I have to give her the pain meds every 4-6 hours even through the night. Ah, the joys of a newborn in the house.

She did take a 2 1/2 hour nap today and devoured a bananana when she woke up. I'll take it.

I am glad her surgery is over and I hope her recovery is not too bad. She is a trooper and now I hope once her recovery is over she can begin the path to a full recovery with better eating. Keep your fingers crossed for us that this helps her.

Here is a glimpse of our morning at the hospital.

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posted at 1:15 PM  

At 8:38 PM, Blogger Nowheymama said...

I am so glad it went well!

At 10:26 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

I haven't had a chance to comment, but I was keeping her in my prayers...so glad it all went well! Sorry about the suppositories though :(

I remember when Kayla had that medicine for her cardiac cath. and the nurse "this will let you know if she would make a happy drunk or a mean drunk." LOL She was a happy drunk :)


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