Jan 5, 2011

New ears

Lexi's ear tube surgery went off without a hitch this morning. It was an even simpler experience than when Tyler got tubes when he was three. Hooray!

We reported to the surgical center at 6:30 a.m. (*yawn*) Our sweet friend, Annie, came to the house to stay with the boys, who were up and rarin' to go at 6:00 a.m.

After being weighed (22 pounds) and measured, Lexi looked cute in her teeny tiny gown.

Garry and I answered lots of questions, exchanging friendly chit-chat with two nurses, the anesthesiologist, and the ENT doc. We were surprised to learn that one of us could accompany Lexi to the OR while she fell asleep. I suited up for the job.

Lexi wasn't thrilled with the mask that the anesthesiologist held over her mouth and nose, but she didn't put up a huge fight, either. With Betsy tucked under her arm and her Mommy stroking her arm, she was completely asleep in less than a minute.

And then, ten minutes later, the doctor was in the waiting room, telling us that the tubes were in and all was well. A few minutes after that, we met Lexi in a recovery room, where she was already coming out of anesthesia.

Lexi's recovery was quick and quiet. Unlike Tyler, who cried for an hour and threw up in the car on our way home, Lexi cuddled calmly in my lap. She was discharged after ten minutes, being called an A+ patient as we walked out the door.

I was surprised that Lexi only took a short nap when it was time, but after that, she was completely back to her normal self, tucking her babies in bed.

All is well.
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