Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Surgery Outcome

So just a little update to let everyone know that A's surgery on her hernia today went really well. She was only in the OR for like 45 minutes. The Dr. ended up making the repair on both sides (not just the right side). Just 3 little incisions, one on each side and then one in the belly button for the telescope to go into. They took some pictures, which tripped me out, but the hernias are fixed and there is very little chance of them recurring - awesome news!

She had a really rough time coming out of the anesthesia (neither A nor I are very good with anesthesia, so we weren't too surprised by her reaction) and we spent most of the time in recovery just trying to get her to keep down fluids and come back to reality (she was seriously tripping for a while).

After keeping down some orange slushy and then some cherry slushy we figured she was ready to go home. Alas, on the way to pick up little sis, she threw up said orange and red slushy. Thank heavens for little pink buckets the hospital supplies, because otherwise I would be shampooing the carpet and seats in the car, instead of writing this post.

So we are back home and she is laying down watching Camp Rock and resting. Something tells me I am going to be hearing this sound track quite frequently over the next few days while she recovers. She has to take it easy (lay down) for the next 36 hours and then take it easy (minimal activity) after that for the next 2-3 weeks. So no bike riding or trampoline jumping. I just hope this little one can handle the "down time". She is definitely not one for staying still for long.

Any suggestions for low key activities for recuperating 6 year olds will be greatly appreciated!


valerie said...

I'm glad the surgery went well. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. You could do a mani/pedi party - keep her still by painting her toes and fingers?

Ben said...

that's great news. i'm relieved to hear everything went well. i can't offer you any suggestions because all the activities i know of involve jumping or running, etc. :)Let me know if i can help in any way.

Elise said...

Oh no! Glad to hear the surgery went ok but wow hernias at such a young age. I guess you will be watching lots of princess movies the next few weeks.

libby said...

I'm glad everything turned out well. Hope she's feeling better by mid-August. We are looking forward to lots of running and playing at the reunion!

Hoopesfam4 said...

Well, I now feel like a complete doofus because I had no idea A was having surgery, and I even saw you guys after! I'm sorry I am not better at keeping up to date. I am glad everything went well - it was great to see you guys during our short stint in Utah. I wish it could have been longer - the girls had a blast playing with their cousins. They love looking at the pictures on our camera (since I still haven't located our adapter stick) and talk about "A-ber-by" and "Kem-my" all the time. We miss you....a lot.