Saturday, September 5, 2009

Post Surgery Update:


Well as many of you that follow me on twitter or facebook know… Sage ended up in the hospital after she had surgery. To clarify she didn’t have the surgery at a hospital, down here they do it in little clinic’s with just the doctors, nurses on staff. The place was amazing and so good to her. She was a real brave trooper in the beginning.

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They gave her a coloring book and crayons to keep her entertained til it was time to go in. She was nervous but didn’t cry when they took her to the Operating room without me.

They weren’t able to get me back in the room before she woke up, so she freaked out a bit when she didn’t see me. It took me a bit to calm her down, but we got her settled, and she started to wake up and be nicer. She was very emotional upon waking up which made keeping her calm a bit harder.  After we got a popsicle in her and some juice, we thought things were going good. Then she fell asleep and her O2 stats kept dropping to between 70-84 which is lower than they like, and made for concern. I was also very concerned cause you could see her stop breathing. So we had to give her oxygen a couple times.

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Check out the Elephant Mask they gave her… Its her new best friend! She even hooked it all up herself and put it on, they were amazed with how smart she was! She was a good trooper thru all of this. However, with the concern meant that we couldn’t go home, so they had to take her to a hospital for overnight supervision. We had trouble finding one that would take her… but found one a half hour from where we lived. She got to take a ride in the ambulance to get there. Daddy at that point had arrived with nana, and got to ride with her. Then I followed so when we got released we would have a way home. It was a very long day/night. She settled into the hospital ok, despite wanting to go home. She managed to keep the stats up most of the night, so we think the swelling was what made them drop.

Friday morning, she even ate 3/4 of a pancake for me! We got her up and out of the bed, and out playing in the play area at the hospital. She played on the computer and did some puzzles, then she joined them for some finger painting.

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She enjoyed it… til she was tired, and we headed back to the room for a nap. When the doctor came in to see us, and then we were able to go home. She was very excited to go home. She wanted nothing more!

We were both very happy to come home. She did better last night, but still woke up several times from coughing and having a sore throat. She doesn’t like the pain meds, so we only take them when absolutely necessary. She has a very big tolerance for pain, and I’m very proud of her! She is holding in there… we are pushing fluids so we don’t end up back in the hospital. So, its rest, sleep, and movies for her! Thanks again to all of you that had us in your prayers, and thoughts!

1 comment:

Tara said...

Glad she's home. Hope all continues to improve and go well for all.