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


Penny and Aaron Owens said...

Tara, Jenna is such an angel!! I seriously get emotional when I read and look at pictures in your posts. I think it's because she's so close to the same age as Sandi so I put myself in your position and I don't know how you do it. But WOW you're such a wonderful mom and you have an adorable baby girl who is definitely a fighter. I hope things continue to go well after the surgery.

LuDene Barton said...

Hi Heath Family. I stand in amazement of your strength and bond. Jenna is truly a gift from Heavenly Father, She is one of his choice spirits. She brings nothing but love and tenderness in to all of our lives. I feel so fortunate to be her great- grandmother, I love her and Gavin so much. Gavin is such a tender loving child also. I also look forward to your stay overs and spending time with all of you. Tara, Kurt is such a good loving husband and you can see his love for all of you. He is amazing, too. Enjoy your family each day. The days go by so fast. Love, Nanny Bart

Tana said...

I'm so glad everything went well, and that little Jenna is doing good. She is so strong! I'm glad you made it through the surgery as well. I am sure you were a nervous wreck. I still haven't met the little angel! Sometime soon I will pull my self out of my wallows when I am up there and come to visit. Love ya

Linda said...

Tara... I hope it is ok I add you to my friend list.
I am so glad to see all went well with Jenna's surgery. She is sure precious! You are sure blessed to have eachother!