Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Here we go again

Tess has her turn at ear tube surgery tomorrow morning. Oh good, because now she won't feel left out! This makes three out of four kids, and actually the fifth set of tubes (not counting Trey's adenoidectomy and my tonsillectomy from the same guy... he likes us!!). We're happy to get to this point. Her hearing is delayed, levels were even lower at her last appointment, and her eardrums have never vibrated since she was born. We're so thankful for the screening in the hospital that clued us in on everything so early! All of that to say that we're ready!

**Update on The Girl: She's doing great! It was a short night of sleep for the Mom, though! I woke Tess up at 11:30pm last night to give her one last feeding before the no-food-after-midnight stipulation. She did wake up at her normal 4:00am, but with a little work I was able to get her back to sleep without feeding her. I, however, stayed up to shower, get ready, throw a load of laundry in, write notes to my school boys, and get Tess's things together to take to the hospital. We left at 5:30am and I was amazed at Tess's disposition with no breakfast and less-than-normal sleep. She was so happy and kept smiling at all of the nurses! She played well and stayed awake the whole time while we waited until her 7:30am surgery time, only getting slightly sleepy towards the end. Afterwards, it took a bit of time for her to come out of the anesthesia. She couldn't keep her eyes open and cried on and off for about an hour. Eventually the drugs kicked in and she settled into a deep sleep. We got home before lunch and she ate great and seemed like her old self again. She's been sleeping a lot today, and I'm actually off to wake her up before she gets her schedule confused. Thank you all for your prayers! The Lord certainly gave us His favor in many little details of the day, and we're happy that she finally has some relief!


panana said...

Lord Jesus, we lift Tess up to your care, even knowing you never take your eyes off of her life. She is precious. She is one of Yours as well. Hold her in Your hands as she receives medical care. Heal her in Your perfect time and through Your choice of complete health. Grant peace to all her loving family. All praise and glory and honor be Yours, Amen.

Melissa said...

So glad that it went well. Hoping for much improvement.