Sunday, July 25, 2010

Jenna's 1st Surgery

On Wednesday we took Jenna to Primary Children's to have her eye surgery. It was a hard day for all of us! We had to have Jenna there at 7:30 am to check in to same day surgery. She had to fast the night before, so of course she was starving! I just love the doctor that did the surgery, he is so nice and great with Jenna. When you go there for surgery they have the doctor, anesthesiologist, and the nurse come and talk to you prior to surgery. They were all so kind. The anesthesiologist was the one that actually took Jenna into surgery. Talk about a hard moment! I had to hand my sweet little baby over to a complete stranger and trust that he would bring her back to me safe and sound. I knew she was in great hands, but it was still really hard!

We waited in the parent waiting room and about and an hour and a half later the doctor came in and told us that Jenna did great and that things looked really good. I was so happy! I was so worried about the anesthesia! They let me go back first to see her in recovery. The funniest thing happened on my way back. The nurse that takes you back walked me to her area and said this is Jenna's mom. The nurses told me that she had been really grumpy and they weren't sure what she needed. The younger nurse was setting down holding Jenna and I said to her " she is cuddly." Well the nurse that walked me back said in the most sincere voice, "oh dear, I think she is just precious." She thought that I said "she is ugly." We all about died laughing!! It takes laughter to get me through anything, so this was a great moment!

Jenna looked pretty beat up when I got to her, she had blood on her eye of course and then blood around her mouth from the breathing tube. It took us about 2 hours to get her calm enough to eat. They finally took out her IV and we were able to take her home! She has been doing really well, Thursday was a hard day and Saturday was hard. She has been eating and being more active each day. She is such a little fighter and I feel so proud to be her mother! I love this little miracle so much!

This was when she first came out of surgery

This is Jenna today 4 days after surgery