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We made it

Thankfully we are all home safely. We left at 6 this morning and arrived right at 7. It took about 15 minutes to be brought back but it wasn't too long. As soon as we started back Gracie's nerves kicked in. She ended up with my mom and I going back because she wanted her Honey. The nurse was very nice and gave us the run down. We were supposed to be giving her Versed at 7:30, meeting with the "team" (about 6 different specialities) then going back for surgery at 8. Something got screwed up with one of her consents so someone needed to be tracked down for a new one. I was a little irritated that it took over an hour to get one freaking consent form but what can you do.

She went back to the OR without me (the Versed did it's trick). I anxiously sat with my cousin Ash (who works there... she was a lovely distraction) and Brian (who was busy working and not stressing). Within 20 minutes the first surgeon was on the phone and she was done. The tubes were in and the adenoids were out. Not 30 minutes later did the GI surgeon come out and tell me everything went swimmingly.

They brought me back to her after another 20 or 30 minutes and she was not a happy camper. She was so upset, screaming, in pain, just a mess. I felt just awful. She is looking at me begging me with her eyes to do something and there was nothing I could do. The nurse we had was about 800 years old and did little more than tell Grace "you're fine honey". I was not thrilled... especially since our experiences at CHOP have been so great in the past.

Anyway, it took well over an hour to get her settled down enough to stop gagging. Finally she was calm(ish) enough to get ready to go home. She had terrible belly pain because of the gas from the endoscope. They had given her morphine but that doesn't help with that kind of pain.

The good thing is that by about 11:45 we were packing up to go home. It was a long day and I am so glad it is over. Thanks to everyone who was praying for her today!

(Not the best pictures since I took them on my crappy phone but better than none I suppose.)

Waiting for her giggle juice

After a little giggle juice

Not a happy camper


The Karkins Family 4:06 PM  

I'm glad you guys are home and that Grace is doing okay! Take care!

Christina 8:06 PM  

Glad you guys are home, and everything went well. It breaks my heart to hear she was in pain and so pissed off, I can't imagine!! :(



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Over 8 years we have struggled through 3 IUI's, 6 rounds of IVF, several RE's, hundreds of appointments and the loss of three little angels. Now we find ourselves the proud parents of two perfect little girls and a wonderful little boy!!

Both of our girls struggle with some disabilities but that won't keep us down. Each day has it's own brand of insanity but we love it. Most days I am more monkey wrangler than mother but I do the best I can. Todays goal - getting to tomorrow.

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