Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tubes...

We left the house before 7am and headed to the surgery center. Amelia was in a daze the entire time. She's not used to being up that early!



Once we arrived and checked in, she gave me a little smile but stayed close to Daddy. :)



It didn't take them long to call us back. She wouldn't let us put her down on the bed to sit - she wanted to be held. She was taking it all in. There were kids being taken in before us...most all of them screaming for their parents. :(



A nurse came in to tell us what was going to happen and after we signed some paperwork, they were coming to get her. I was most anxious about her not wanting to go with the nurse but when he came out to get her - she went right to him. They let her wear her pjs in to have it done - didn't even have to change into a gown. She took her paci and blanket in with her and we didn't hear a peep. She was so brave!



Alex and my M-I-L did a great job at keeping the conversation going while we waited...time passed quickly and they were calling us to go back to be with her before I knew it! When we turned the corner into recovery, the nurse was holding Amelia in her arms and Amelia was just laying there. The nurse asked if she was a laid back baby because most of the babies cry afterwards. She didn't shed a tear until we put her in the car seat. She wanted to be held. Thankfully, we don't live far from the doc's office so it wasn't a long drive. As soon as we arrived home, she wanted to eat and has been playing every since!



I just wanted to say THANK YOU to all who prayed for Amelia and for me! I so appreciate it. I know it's a simple procedure that is done on thousands of babies a day, but it was my baby and was a big deal to me.



Amelia says THANK YOU too!!



Love to all,

19 comments:

Mrs. Bee said...

OH I'm so happy that things went well! I had tubes put in... about 20 years ago so I know for a fact that things are a lot easier to do now and the procedure isn't as bad! I hope it will help her out with her ear infections. She seems so sweet! What a trooper!

Shannon said...

Oh, I'm sooo glad it went so smoothly! What a trooper!

Lauren said...

So glad everything went great. What a big and brave girl!!! :)

Jen said...

Yay! I'm so glad things went well. We were praying this morning. Now get both of you better so we can play!!!!!!! And I love the new jammies... too cute.

Cuddles and Chaos said...

So thankful that the tubes went okay.
Christi

Kaysie said...

She is such a doll! I'm glad the procedure went off without a hitch. I had tubes put in my ears when I was young on three different occasions, and it sure seems like a much less invasive procedure these days. PTL!

Ashley said...

I am so happy the surgery went well. I love that you say "...it was my baby and was a big deal to me." I get it. Since both of our boys have had to have surgery, I undestand what a big deal it is and how your emotions can the best of you. Way to go, Amelia. You are a big girl!

Amber said...

That video is TOO precious!! I love your southern accent. ;-) Glad everything went well.

Faith said...

Oh, I'm so thankful that sweet girl is okay! I just love her and it was an honor to pray for you all this morning. God is good!

Please give her a hug from me :)

Jenny said...

I am so glad that her surgery went well! I hope she continues to feel better!

PJ said...

I know I'd be worried also. I'm glad it went ok.

And gosh.... she's getting so big!

Hugs

Amy said...

She is an ANGEL! So, so precious. :) So glad all went well - for both of you!

MiMi said...

I am so thankful that everything went well for Miss Amelia today! It was a privilege to pray for that sweet girl! And...what a sweet video. ( :

The Disheroons said...

so glad that everything went well.

Ashley E. said...

What a good little girl!!! So glad everything went smooth!

Courtney said...

I'm so glad it sounds like things went well. Even Macie getting a regular shot is traumatizing, so I can empathize with your motherly pain watching that! But praise Jesus she did just fine!

Immeasurably More Mama said...

I am so glad everything went well. Anytime our babies go in for a procedure it IS a big deal...no matter how common. Amelia is so blessed to have such a sweet momma who prays for her through the big and little things. :)

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

aww I'm so glad it went so well! you have one cute brave girl! that video is precious! :)

Mel said...

I am SO GLAD everything went so well. I've been beyond behind on my comments, but you guys were all in my prayers and I was so happy to hear everything was smooth as silk. Modern medicine is AMAZING. I hope that precious baby is already feeling better and hopefully this was just the first step to a better, more healthful 2011.
xoxo