Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Today our daughter went under the knife. Trigger finger on her right thumb. If she didn't have the surgery, she would eventually never be able to bend her thumb, so surgery it was. It was outpatient, but she 1. still had to be put under and 2. had to be cut open. That was enough to make me nervous and toss and turn in bed throughout all of last night.

5:30 Ed and I were up to get ready. 6:10 we left. 6:40 got to the medical building. 7:30 had to write her initials on the thumb she was having surgery on (only to check it so many times I lost count afraid I initialed the wrong one and mess everything up). 7:50 she was put under. 8:10 the doctor was done. snip, snap, sew and that was it. We blew that popsicle stand by 9:40 and headed out to get a pancake for the princess who looked ready to jump in the boxing ring complete with bandaged right hand and a left hand taped to hold on that Barbie band aid which was holding on more gauze (to stop the bleeding from the IV entrance).

She's doing amazing and has bounced back full force. We were given a prescription for tylenol with codeine, but waited to fill it. So far, she has been going on two regular strength chewable tylenol tablets.



We had to take some fun pictures to remember this day by (hence the jumpsuits and hats over faces to make her laugh). Her only tears have been when she tries to use her right hand and isn't able to.














She's a huge trooper. I'd be milking it for all its worth, but not her. So many times I've gone to help her and she looks at me and says, "Stop please. I can do it myself." Addah girl.

11 comments:

anne said...

LOVE the pics...she was SO brave!

Jean said...

She really, really is so very, very brave. She also was pretty sad that she didn't get to see her favorite Randi today too and asked when she could see her again. ;)

Cheeky said...

awww!

Kristi said...

What a sweet little girl!

Btw, the cap looks great on you! :)

Jean said...

only trying to start a new trend :)

thediaperdiaries said...

Surgery stinks no matter how minor. Sounds like she did awesome. Lily is obsessed with your daughter. We must get them together.

heather said...

what a trooper!

heather said...

(oh, and your daughter is brave, too!)

Cheeky said...

that squishy cast thing felt so...squishy! It was adorable watching her bat the pinata one-handed then drop the stick dive for candy yesterday.

Jean said...

We really should Diary...

thanks Heather :)

I'm learning how independent she really is with this bandage on. I so want to help her with so many things, but she is bound and determined not to let anything stop her. It melted my heart seeing her trying and succeeding with that huge stick and swaying pinata.. :)

Hillary said...

Ak! I didn't already comment on this? Good golly! It's been said before, but yes, what a little trooper! :)

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