We had to go to the hospital in the village 25 min. away from ours...and we had to be there at 5:45AM, which was a bit early. I just grabbed Miss B out of bed and stuck her in the car still in her pjs...hoping she'd go back to sleep. No such luck. She was still in a good mood though!
(Notice all the red marks on her face...those are from Dr. Eyes who examined her a few days before--which she HATED...so they had to use some little tool to keep her eyes open while he looked at them. Dr. C said she was screaming and kicking and sobbing...poor kid! When they got home, it looked like she had been beat up! I'm so glad I didn't have to go to that appointment!)
Her good mood lasted all the way until they brought her back from surgery--which was blessedly short. After having open heart surgery where she was on a heart bypass machine for over 2 hours and we didn't get to see her for almost 7 hours...the 35 minutes of waiting for her to come back for this surgery went by fairly quickly.
She was still a little doped up in these pictures!
Now the anesthesia is starting to wear off...
And here she is reaching for the camera and trying to cause mischief--a sure sign that she was feeling more like herself.
Dr. Ears and the nurses were surprised that she wasn't completely cranky when she got back--I guess they see a lot of kids that are pretty mad as the anesthesia wears off...but not Miss B; she took the whole thing in stride. My daughter is a rockstar!
I think the tubes are already helping--especially with her balance...before tubes, Miss B was cruising around furniture some, but she would fall a lot. Now, she can even stand up by herself in the center of the room and she cruises around furniture and pushes her little shopping cart around the house like a pro. I think walking is just around the corner. Yay!
P.S. A few weeks ago, Katie commented on this post. Katie--Congratulations and welcome to the family! And I would love to follow your blog and to learn all about your new little one--I hope you all are doing well!