Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Camille's Surgery

Thank you to everyone who prayed for Camille's strabismus surgery today.  Everything went really well, and we are home again.  She is such a morning girl that she didn't even mind us waking her at 5:45 to go to the hospital.  In the van, she just wanted to know, "Where Ady-ine?"

She cooperated with EVERYTHING....even the blood pressure and pulse ox on her toe.







 She's so sweet, I could just eat her.  Joy personified....




Seriously!!!!

Grandma Barron met us at the hospital.

We took a little walk while we waited.  She charmed everyone.

Singing "Silent Night" with daddy while she drifted off to sleep.....
 Only one of us could be with her during this time, and I opted for AFTER she was awake.  
One more kiss from daddy.

She's all done!  She was screaming when I came back to see her, but she quickly calmed down and fell asleep in mommy's arms.


They wrapped her arm to keep her from pulling out her IV.

When she got a burst of energy, she was REALLY hungry.  We were afraid she might be nauseous, but she ate a whole banana and some pretzels.  She wanted to do everything by her "big girl self," so she was frustrated that she couldn't use her dominant right hand to reach in the pretzel bag. 

 Getting love from both grandmas at home (Grandma Nolt stayed home with Adeline).

Her eyes are a bit crossed and red (which is normal).  She should be back to herself by tomorrow.  We are so thankful.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful answer to prayer and such sweet pictures to remember her big day! I'm so glad for your family. Yours, Michelle Brubaker

LifeAtTheCircus.com said...

what a precious little patient she is! so thankful that everything went smoothly!

Tettelestai said...

that is amazing that you are home already, what a blessing!! long hospital stays and youngsters don't go together! did she get sick at all? both my kids got sick with the anesthesia. i would have chosen 'after' as well. i don't get along with blood!!

Anonymous said...

You are pretty awesome for doing this post so quickly. Jen G. and I were just discussing how little Camille might be doing by now. We both didn't want to call and disturb your household. And now we have answers. That is a great pic with her in your arms. Where ever did you find such a big banana for such a little girl?
Heidi

Mari said...

What a wonderful answer to prayer!

Just Mom said...

Oh my gosh, I would have started bawling if someone started singing "Silent Night" right before my baby went in to surgery!

I'm so glad the surgery went well and that she's more or less in good spirits. Thank you for keeping us posted. I would've still been fretting.

Jen said...

Aww, what a little trooper! I'm so glad to hear all went well...

Anonymous said...

she is so sweet and i'm so glad all went well.

jj said...

OH MY GOODNESS. THAT is the MOST beautiful little patient even. She is sooooo pretty and sweet!!!!

Alana said...

Bless her sweet little heart! I am glad it went well. Hope she if feeling even better today!

Monica said...

Glad it all went well. That is one giant banana she is chomping on.

magdalene said...

She looks so cheerful!! Glad to hear that she got through the surgery ok.

Did you know that Kate Moss and Marilyn Monroe has the same strabismus condition too.. hehehehe... little trivia.. :D

Christopher Apperson said...

These pictures are adorable and touching. She is so sweet! They bring tears to my eyes thinking of Justin's surgery coming up sometime in April-ish. How are her eyes now? -Rosie

Kristen said...

i am giving you bullet points as my comments/thoughts are all over the place:

* she looks like such a big girl... she looks like she handled the day really well.
* i am glad it went well...yeah! God is good.
* you look amazing... just a cute little belly.
* they didn't let me be with mauryn when she got her anesthesia. so glad patrick could be with her.
* camille really looks like your mom!

Simply Sara said...

a {very} belated HOORAY!!! for camille. so glad everything went well.
your family is just precious.

p.s i can hardly stand the cuteness of that picture with camille standing up in her hospital bed with her back to the camera. sweet little thing :)