Me: Who's going to say the prayer?
Ivory: Me, because I'm surgery girl.
Me: Did every one get a cookie?
Ivory: Yes, but I should get two because I am surgery girl.
Ivory: I should get to choose the movie, because I'm surgery girl.
(You get the idea.)
She is still trying to use the surgery girl card, but it is not working as well since she is clearly restricted from some things.
I was so proud of her. She was never worried, or hysterical. She never cried, unless you count when a book-shelf smooshed her fingers in the office. I filled out paperwork when we got there and Ivory read.
Shortly, we were called back and she pretended she was scared. (She wasn't).
And one new shirt and a new blanket made her forget all her nervousness. (Notice she had already brought her mandatory blankets, Crabby and Soft.) Here she is sitting with Dad. She has a hard time being serious.
I wonder where she gets that?
We had to wait a long time back there. Over an hour. But we made do. We piled blankets on Ivory.
We watched Tangled.
We compared matching bracelets.
The anesthetist and a nurse came back to talk to us. The doctor finally arrived and then it was time for her to go. I wish I had gotten a picture of her as they wheeled her out in a wagon. (They do try to make it fun for the kids, as fun as surgery can be.)
Her tonsils came out before she did. These
And then she was back with us again. She was pretty groggy.
And she still had her IV in.
But she was a trooper and started to eat and drink right away.
Three popsicles, two apple juices, a water, several hours of Loony Toons and an IV fluid bag later, she was good to go.
We are trying to manage her pain right now and some times are worse than others. She had a really rough night, but I was planning as much. I slept in her room with her and tried to comfort her with ice chips, tylenol, and popsicles. Hopefully these two weeks will go quickly. But at least surgery girl made it.
Her sisters were all very excited to have her back. I especially liked the chalk drawing that June made for her return. It is her soft blanket and above it says, Lead me, Guide me, Sleep Beside me.
There is no doubt you are loved Ivory. Good job, and heal quickly.