Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Kambria's surgery

So I have not mentioned it a whole lot before, but today Kambria had her eye surgery to put stents in her eyes so that they don't water and make her look like she is crying all the time. So we started he whole process last night. She could not have anything to eat or drink once she went to bed. She did not eat much fro dinner so I tried to get her to eat some milk but to no avail.
Sow she woke up this morning...asking for apple juice. Of course she could not have anything and that was so hard for me to have to tell her she could not have anything. We drove out to Children's Hospital in Aurora and began the process. We had to be there at 8:15 for her 10:15 surgery. Bryan and I were VERY impressed with this hospital. You can tell it is a newer hospital, but none the less, VERY friendly. We checked in and instead of them pointing to where you should go they walked you there. And then they were so friendly and nice when they checked us in again for insurance. Th lady was very impressed with how Kambria was talking at not even 2 years yet. We think she is smart but it is nice to hear it from complete strangers too. ;o)

Then we got escorted to the next waiting area where the surgery would be. We waited for a while and then went back to the prep room. They gave her some little pajamas/gown to put on. They were quite cute.




Then we were allowed to go to the little playroom and got to play for about an hour while we waited for the surgery to begin. They had a lot of fun toys, but the one Kambria liked the most was the big playhouse. There was even a doorbell on it.

After waiting for a while, the surgeon came and talked to us as well as the anesthesiologist. Then they had Bryan put his jumpsuit and hat on as he wanted to go back into the room with Kambria while they put her under. I did not want to go back for fear I would break down crying. so it was good that Bryan was there.

The operation itself took only about 20 minutes and then they came and got us to tell us that Kambria had woken up not but a couple minuted later. She of course was crying, but immediately wanted apple juice. She downed it quite fast and then we gave her a Popsicle. She downed that one and wanted another...and later in the recovery room wanted another. So she ate quite a few of them.




We watched some TV in the recovery room while they periodically checked her vitals until it was time to go home. We were discharged around noon and as we were coming down the elevators, we noticed a bunch of people in the atrium. So we went to check it out. They were having an ice cream competition. so we got to taste 3 different flavors and then vote for our favorite. So that was a fun treat.




As we were walking out the front doors, Kambria said she wanted cheese...unusual request so we took her to get macaroni and cheese from Noodles, while Bryan and I got Chipotle. It was a successful day! Now we just hope that the stents stay in her eyes for the required 6 months and that it clears up her watery eyes. Wish us luck.


7 comments:

Sarah and Nate said...

Glad everything went well with her surgery! So are you scheduled for the 5th? So soon!!!

Heather said...

Glad it went ok. She sounds like a trooper...

ValSterByDe said...

glad everything went well... another surgery just around the corner... so exciting, we will be thinking of you on the 5th.

PotatoJack said...

she looks adorable in that little gown. Hope the stents work!

Tamie said...

wow! what an event. always a little scary when your child has to go to the hospital...i have never had to do that (yet...) i'm sure that everything was fine. glad that it went well.

Andrews family said...

Scary to get surgery when you are little! Sounds like she was very brave. Hope you have your baby today!

Kristy said...

I'm so glad to hear that the surgery went well. She is such a brave girl.