Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Callie's First Surgery

On Friday, Callie had surgery on her umblical hernia. It was a rather simple surgery, but I got a little emotional as we waited. We had done surgeries before with Samantha that were more serious, so I was a little shocked at my reaction. Before we went back into our room, Callie was really excited to play with the cars.

In her little hospital gown. At this point, she knew something was wrong and started to get really clingy. She wouldn't let me put her down and kept a tight hold around my neck. She was a trooper though. The surgery went well, and an hour after sending her off, I was able to go back and see her. When she began to wake up, she let out a croaky "Mommy" and then "owwie." As soon as the pain medication went into her IV, she was better. It worked really quickly on her.

When we got home, she was pretty tired and worn out. Callie never sits still, and she never is interested enough to watch tv. But, I put Beauty and the Beast on. She sat on the couch and watched it. Initially, she was sitting upright. She slowly slumped over and didn't bother moving to be more comfortable.

Watching Beauty and the Beast.

By the end of the day, she was feeling better.


Missy said...

I'm glad everything went well with her surgery. I can imagine how scary it must be as a parent.

rachel said...

I'm glad it went well. Sending your child to surgery is never fun!

Peggy said...

We love you Callie!!! We are so glad that everything went well!

Emily said...

I love the picture of Callie in the hospital gown. She looks so confused--it's sad but really cute at the same time. I'm glad it went well.

Amanda P said...

Poor little girl. It's so hard to send them off and then see them in pain and on medication. I hope she's healing well.

Jordan and Ariana said...

Never ending excitement at your house is all I can say.

Jana said...

I feel for her- I know what she went through. I went into see my surgeon for gallstones and he said, "you have an umbilical hernia" like it was no big deal. He said we'll fix it while we take your gallbladder out. I had no idea what an umbilical hernia was. I guess we learn something new every day.


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