Friday, August 28, 2009

Getting it over with.

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!

13 comments:

Jane said...

Hi Mrs. G.I. Joe,

I was reading the archives of your blog today and stumbled on some entries you'd posted regarding Lucy's upcoming surgery; and again, tonight. I wanted to let you know that our prayers are with all three of you on Monday, and through recovery. We know very well what you are going through; our daughter, Eden, was born with a soft cleft palate - not genetic or anything I did or did not do while pregnant - just an anomoly. In any case, her specialist surgeon was able to make the necessary repairs in her tiny mouth when she was only 8 months old. It was scary, but we were so relieved to have it fixed and felt so blessed by our surgeon's healing hands. The intense recovery was the longest period of my life - probably worse than birth - but it's worth it, as you'd never know now that anything was even wrong. In any case, we completely understand what you're going through and wish you the best in the time to come.

Blessings,
Jane

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I hope everything goes as planned!

Ashley said...

Yall are in my thoughts! I'll be checking Twitter on Monday!!

Clueless_Mama said...

I am so sorry you are having to worry and stress. She will be in my thoughts and prayers. I don't see what the surgery is for, but I hope it is nothing severe. Although, no matter what it is I know you are scared. I will be anxious to know she is ok. Take care mom and try not to worry. Yeah right!

Melissa B. said...

Sending positive vibes your way! SITS sent me by ~ Happy Sunday...

lov said...

stopping by from sits
saw that you posted your itty bitty was having surgery tomorrow! just wanted to let you know i'm praying for her, and you and your family!

S.E. Sward said...

Just stopping by from SITS - saw your comment re: Lucy's surgery tomorrow, so I'm sending you happy thoughts and good karma in the hopes that all goes well. My daughter had surgery last February to have tubes put in her ears and her adenoids cut out. The worst part for me (after she tore my heart out pre-op when she started crying and begging to be taken home) was seeing her post-op. She looked half-dead and it scared the ever livin' sh*t out of me. Make no mistake, anesthesia for surgery is controlled poison. *shudder* Best of luck with everything.

Eva Gallant said...

hope all goes well for Lucy.


just stopping by from SITS to say hello; hope you'll do the same.

Lucy postpartumillness.com said...

I said a prayer for your family. I hope you get through tomorrow ok.

Lucy

parentingBYdummies said...

Came by from SITS to say hello. Hoping your sweetie has a good day and that you all make it through the procedure as easily as planned. Best wishes.

Casey said...

Stopping by from SITS to wish your daughter luck and sending thoughts your way as I am sure it is going to be hard having your baby have surgery. Good luck and take care!

Angela said...

Stopping by from SITS - God bless you and your little family today, and especially Lucy in her recovery.

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Jennifer said...

Stopping by from SITS to wish your family luck, I hope the surgery goes well!