Everyone knows that we've been facing some challenges with Em's health. Friday was the big day. Em's adenoids were finally coming out and we could get back on our journey to normalcy. I was in full on nurse mode for most of the morning. Surgery wasn't scheduled until 1:45pm, which I was not thrilled about. She couldn't eat after midnight but could drink clear liquids and have popsicles until 10:45am. Well let me tell you...she woke up demanding food. I've never felt so bad for anyone in my life. She had no idea why she couldn't eat breakfast like any other day. It was so bad that I made the Hubs got to Publix and buy popsicles for her. She ate about 3 for breakfast, which she thought was pretty cool. But then the hard part came when she couldn't have anything else. That was the longest few hours of my life. She just cried and would get mad and not understand. But we all stuck it out and survived! We loaded the car and headed to Brandon to have her surgery.
|Not happy to be going to surgery|
|Hanging out, waiting to go to the OR....she dressed herself for the occasion|
She got hungry and thirsty about 15 minutes later so we stopped to get her whatever she wanted. She didn't have her tonsils removed so she didn't have a diet restriction. What did she pick? Chips and Coke. And of course her Daddy got it for her! She ate like there was no tomorrow! She took it easy the rest of the day but really, you wouldn't have been able to tell anything was wrong with her.
|Left: leaving the surgery center|
Right: about 30 minutes later, enjoying her chips
Our road to recovery definitely doesn't end here but it's a very long and emotional one for me that's best left for another post......