Friday, February 06, 2009

Operation: Ear tubes in, adnoids out

Our day began early, we checked in at the hospital at 0730. Before the sedative, Eva was very anxious and grumpy, not wanting to wear her gown and eager to throw fits. The following pictures show what transpired after she was given a sedative.

It's starting to kick in: mommy I feel funny.

Maybe I'll try on that headgear and moonboots.

After the operation, which was fairly quick, she cried and her nasal passages were very congested. The nurse said all the children cry after surgery. But on the way home Gabe decided to lighten the mood with a little trick called: watch me try and shove my foot in my mouth. (no edits, Gabe performs all his own stunts)

Later that afternoon the doctor called to see how she was doing. This was a rare and very nice gesture which Lindsey especially appreciated after receiving less than hospitable service during previous hospital visits. Eva has to go back in tomorrow morning as a final check up.


Jess and Jen said...

I love the "headgear and mooonboots" picture! What a cute girl! --Jen

The Duke said...

I'm so glad it went well and that it's over! I recognize that spacey look - isn't that medication wonderful?! We use Versad (sp?) Is that what they gave her.
I hope she begins to really feel better without those awful ear infections.
We've been praying for her and I've been thinking about her all day long.

Lokodi said...

I don't recall the name but it was a syrup. She has to go back a in a week again to make sure there's no fluid build up.

chelsey said...

What a great blog. Love the loopy looks! Doesnt' it make you wish you could get some of that for those especially tough days when the kids are driving you crazy?? Pass some of that loopy juice this way please! ;)