Today was Lucy's pre-operation check up for her surgery on Monday. You all know I've been dreading this stuff but I think we're all just ready for it to be over already.
The pre-op was interesting. Lucy just does not like doctors' offices and got quite worked up. Her pediatrician was mine when I was little and has been practicing for about 30 years. Considering all the babies he's come in contact with over the years he was really impressed with how strong Lucy was. She made him, and us, work hard to keep her still while her ears, nose and throat were checked. All in all, she's extremely feisty and healthy.
After that appointment I had to call the hospital to get all the final information needed for Monday. The sweet lady at the hospital gave me the good news that G.I. Joe and I will both be able to stay with Lucy until she goes back. Also, they won't do anything to her until they give her a little "sleepy medicine" to drink. I feel a lot better knowing she won't be having a meltdown for an hour before the surgery.
From the phone call it all sounds simple:
She can watch dvd's while we talk to her top doc and anesthesiologist before the procedure.
The whole ordeal will last a maximum of 30 minutes.
She'll have a mask, and an IV only if she needs fluids.
She can wear her own night gown and take her favorite baby with her.
Afterwards we'll be with her in recovery for about an hour, then we all go home.
Simple. Hmmm. It seems that way now. We're just praying everything goes that simply on Monday, and that I'll keep it together. We greatly appreciate your prayers this weekend and especially for Monday morning. We have to be at the hospital at 6:30 a.m. and then surgery is scheduled for 7:30-8. If all goes well we'll be on our way home before 9:30. I'll try to update as soon as I can Monday. I will be updating Twitter from my phone that morning so if you would like to check up on us I'll be doing that before I can get to the blog. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!