Today was a very big day. I'll give you the play-by-play:
5:00 AM-Mommy woke up
5:20 AM-Daddy woke up
5:40 AM-I was woken up and my diaper was changed. I did NOT get any milk this morning : (
6:00 AM-Arrived at the surgery center. Mommy was told by the doctor to be there at 6 AM, but we get there and they don't even OPEN until 6:30 AM! Luckily one of the people inside was nice enough to let us in to stay warm. I was in a GREAT mood while we were waiting! I was running around, laughing, rearranging the magazines, and playing with my stuffed dog.
6:45 AM-We were all taken back to the surgical prep area. I met the nurse, anesthesiologist, and two nurse anesthetists. The anesthesiologist examined me to make sure that I was fit to be put under since I have been sick. Luckily my lungs were perfectly clear. I got changed into a gown and received my very own blood pressure cuff and mask. I knew exactly what to do with the mask from using my inhaler three times per days for the past several days. When I got the mask I immediately put it up to my face and started breathing through it! The doctor was running pretty late (my surgery was supposed to start at 7 AM and he didn't show up until 7:35 AM) so I got pretty bored and restless and had fun tearing apart kleenex.
7:40 AM-Was taken back for surgery. I did pretty well separating from mommy. I took my blanket and stuffed dog back with me.
7:50 AM-Doctor came out and told mommy and daddy that I was done already!! He told them that my ears were really, really bad. I had a lot of fluid in them and the fluid was THICK. The thick fluid also irritated the lining of my inner ears a lot, so they were pretty swollen and inflamed. He gave them a prescription for ear drops that will help with the swelling. He also told mommy and daddy that they gave me a Tylenol suppository (YUCK... who ever heard of Tylenol up your butt?!).
7:55 AM-Mommy and Daddy were able to come back to comfort me. I was VERY glad that mommy was there and calmed down a lot right away. The milk helped too : ) I was still pretty upset, though, and randomly screamed through drinking it.
8:05 AM-We were on the road and on our way home!!
I have been pretty irritable all day and haven't been too willing to nap. Mommy had really hoped that I would be extra sleepy from my big day, but unfortunately for her I don't seem to be.
Larkin at 11 Months Old
1 week ago