Resiliency, Thy Name is Bean
4:45 am Wake up, painfully, take showers
5:15 am Get Bean up, no breakfast because the poor kid can't eat or drink anything before anesthesia
5:30 am Leave for hospital...it's still dark outside
6:00 am Check in, things fortunately go more quickly than usual, huzzah
6:30 to 7:30 am Answer the same questions 14 million times for different nurses, residents, doctors...realize that we are now "regulars" in the Day Surgery/PACU and people recognize us. Not sure what to think of this, decide it's survivable
7:30 to 8:15 am Bean is knocked out, examined, Mom and Dad get a cup of coffee and some breakfast. Not even given a pager this time because this is such a short procedure. More huzzahs.
8:15 to 8:45 am Sit with Bean in the post-op area, she wakes up happy as a clam, has some juice, gets dressed, we leave
9:00 am Home. Bean is now fully awake and playing like a mad woman.
9:00 to 12:00 noon Bean is refusing to take a morning nap, having had an earlier drug-induced one. Mom is tearing hair out, as Mom did not get an earlier drug-induced nap.
12:30 to 1:00 pm Nap for Mom
12:30 pm to 5:00 pm Nap for Bean. HUZZAH
She ate a normal dinner, had a good bath, fell asleep at about 7:30, and slept like the angel she can occasionally be. Anesthesia? What anesthesia?
The kid is a champ.
by at March 11, 2004 4:02 PM
You go girl(s)!!!
Posted by: Jenn on March 12, 2004 1:08 PM