Julia Mabel the Tonsil-less Champ
Posted May 10, 2010on:
We are five days out from surgery and Julia is rockin’. The first two days we got home, she was really tired and slept a lot. By Saturday, she was back to her normal self, with the exception of the types of food she’s allowed. While we’re still restricting food to softer items (no pretzels, granola, etc) everything else seems to be back on track.
Leading up to surgery, Julia did amazingly well. She was never scared and seemed to actually be enjoying herself in the preparation rooms. Here are a few pictures:
Waiting for the nurses. Told you she was pretty excited.
We had to wipe Mabel down with sanitary wipes before putting her in scrubs.
I got into scrubs, cap and mask so I could take Mabel back to surgery. The entire time I was getting dressed, Hannah kept staring wide-eyed at me. I just knew she was about to freak out. But once I was fully decked out Hannah started laughing hysterically. Apparently I must look funny in scrubs.
One last thing I’ll say: dealing with your child post surgery is kinda like coming back from vacation. For the first few days after Mabel’s surgery, we “overlooked” certain issues since she didn’t feel very well (sorta like you might do on a vacation with extended family). But now, well now it’s like coming back from a long vacation without much structure. Let’s just say, yesterday and today have revolved around reinforcing our house rules. Whew, I think this surgery was harder on us than her! 🙂