May 26, 2009

Today is the day

What I learned this week is hosted by JoLynn over at Musings of a Housewife - Stop by and check out all the great posts! I really have enjoyed this week after week and am glad she started it.
Today Hailey is having her tonsils and adenoids removed. By the time you read this she may be done. Surgery is scheduled for 9:30 (MST) and we had to be there at 8:00 this morning. We will be at the Hospital for a minimum of 6 hours and the surgery is expected to take one hour.

I am not a wimpy mom, a sappy one yes, but wimpy no - however this has been tough for me. Lauren had anesthesia once when she had to have some teeth pulled. She is very fearful at Dr's offices and the safest course of action was to put her under. I cried when they put the mask on her face, I cried as I left the room and I cried in the waiting room. But the worst part was actually watching her wake up. Lauren is a very serious, black and white kind of gal. When she was up "enough" she said "What happened? Where did the time go?" she knew - she knew she had been "gone" and that broke my heart.
I don't expect the same from Hailey, in fact I expect to POP up rather than then waking real slow - I expect her to be in more pain though and that breaks my heart too. I have cried a few times just thinking about it. I know it is certainly in her best interest that we do this today - but I have to say it also flat out sucks.

What have I learned?

That sometimes being a mom flat out sucks.

I will try to post tonight with all the final outcome details - In the meantime - Lindsay's adorable 2 year old son is going in for surgery tomorrow (Wed) - he needs tubes and I am sure Lindsay is feeling about as fabulous as I am so please take a minute to drop by and give her and Sammy a little love.

21 comments:

Laura said...

Prayers that it all goes smoothly with little discomfort.

Candi said...

Sorry I wasn't able to drop in and send well wishes sooner. I was blog-free all weekend.

Thinking of you...hope all goes perfectly!

Anita said...

I'm sorry I wasn't up earlier to give you a support tweet, but you know I'm thinking of you both.
I know it's easy to say, but she will be so much better after the surgery, and while she is younger than Adrienne, we were amazed at her recovery time.

Kim H. said...

Oh Terra, you know I'm praying and thinking of you guys today. It's probably the hardest on the parents because we all know too much -- and they're our little babies!!!

And think of the relief it will bring when it's all over. The poor child won't know what to do with all the free breathing and no snoring! :)

jen@odbt said...

I'll be thinking of you all today. Hugs!

Pam said...

You and Hailey will be in my thoughts today. {{hugs}}

oh amanda said...

Poor little thing..and poor mama!

UKZoe said...

I have one who had to have a full blown operation at just 8 months old and one who still at 17 is terrified of dentists.
I know what you mean.

JanMary said...

Hugs and prayers for all involved - not an easy time.

Jenni Jiggety said...

Oh I hope Hailey's surgery is all done and she is recovering nicely!

Lindsay said...

ooo hope Hailey is doing well! I am so with you.. stomach is in knots.. waiting for a good update from you!

Tara said...

My little boy hasn't had surgery but we were very close to walking down that same path when he was only a few months old. I love motherhood but like you stated, it isn't all rosey. Thinking of you and your little one!

~Billie~ said...

((HUGS)) Hoping for a smooth and quick recovery! Hope all goes as planned!

Lori said...

You're right - this is going to be one of those sucky mom days that you'll never forget. :)

Hope to hear a great update soon!

Hairline Fracture said...

I know it must be scary any time your baby has surgery with anesthesia. I hope she is doing well now that it's over and done with! My brother had this procedure 25 years ago and things were better immediately for him and have been great ever since. ((((hugs))))

The Fritz Facts said...

I am thinking of you and Miss Hailey! I know everything will go smoothly, and she will rock it out.

Hope you get some peace of mind today.

Hugs!

Bonnie said...

I've been thinking about you and Hailey all day. I can't wait to hear how everything went.

Musings of a Housewife said...

I hope all went well. It's never easy to see your kids go into surgery.

melaniet42 said...

Hope all went well. My little one hasn't had an surgeries...but I know it'll be terrible for me if she ever has too!

Janel@Dandelion Dayz said...

Yes, it does. It's hard to watch their pain. Glad to see she came out of it just like you thought she would.

Courtney said...

your such a good mama! definitely not a wimpy one. just sensitive, loving one!