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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Hernia Surgery

Brielle had her inguinal hernia repair surgery yesterday morning. Her surgery was at 7:15am and we had to be there at 6am. The poor girl couldnt eat anything past 12am. So I woke her at 11:35 and fed her a bottle and at 4:20am she was screaming in hunger! I felt sooooo bad as a mother!!! Bri doesnt understand that she cant have her bottle!!! I just couldnt wait til it was time to go. Daddy tried to soothe her but she wasnt having it!! So I decided it was time to head downstairs and PLAY! It worked!!!! Totally distracted her. She would start to whimper but then we would "change the subject." As soon as we knew it, it was 5:30 and ready to head to the hospital!! Of Course, she fell asleep in the car! We got there and was promptly taken back to prep her. Surgery started on time. and by 7:45am Dr Burkett was telling us she did amazing! He said there was a good size hernia sack so it was good we repaired it. They were now going to slowly wake her up. In 15-20 min we could see her. OKay so that was 7:47am when he left me. By 8:15 I was still WAITING! I was going insane!! All I could think of was that she wasnt waking up. I got up to look at the board thingy that tells you where her surgery progression is. Hers said PACU??? What ever the hell that means?!!? I was just going to go ask someone and the cellphone they give you RANG! Hallelujah! The magical words! "Shes ready for you to come back, shes just waking up." I quickly gathered up our stuff and dad and grandma Cindy and I ran back to our little peanut. One of the nurses was rocking her in their arms with some blow by oxygen but when she handed her to me they took it off her. She was starving so I fed her a bottle right away. She took the bottle, made alittle fuss, so we gave her some tylenol from the diaper bag and in 10 minutes she was back to HERSELF. She was smiling and giggling and talking up a storm!!!!!!!!!! I dont think this girl got the memo that she just had surgery!!! Needless to say (not that I need to say it, I think you get the drift) I WAS THRILLED!!! It was OVER! She did AMAZING! We were going HOME! My baby didnt even REMEMBER she had SURGERY! She was SMILING! She was TALKING to us!

We were supposed to be discharged and hour after her surgery, but that ended up being 3 hours. The Drs. one hour surgery turned into a 3 hour surgery. But you cant be mad at him!! They were SUPER nice about it!!! They gave us a $20 gift card to Target for waiting!! How cool is that!!??!!??

Today I went to work since its Valentines day and Im a florist. My mom watched Bri and said she was full of smiles!!! Back to her good ol' self! She is still pretty hoarse due to having to be intubated for the surgery as a precaution. But it should go away in time. She is currently sitting on dads lap getting a breathing treatment and SLEEPING! lol If only you could see it!!!!!


  1. Josh and Amber So glad all went well for Brielle during her surgery. It is still truly amazing what those doctors can do. It is just as amazing how strong willed your little one is. Her guardian Adyen had his eyes on her again. Glad she's back to her sassy self. Take good care Love Debbie

  2. Even though this is a little late, just wanted to say that I'm glad the surgery is over and that it all went well. Apparently, after 3 months in the hospital, a little 3 hour stint is nothing for this little girl! I think the worst part was the fasting! :) I know it's the worst for me--so I try to never do it! hehe