Thursday, October 21, 2010
Hannah is resting right now. The surgery went really well! She didn't fuss or cry at all up until the time when she was taken away from us which is VERY impressive if you ask me (she hadn't had anything to eat or drink after all in 16+ hours).
The scariest part was about five minutes after they took her away from us. Adam went to go get something to eat and I got a phone call from the hospital saying that they were trying to locate us and I had to go back immediately to the O.R. I ran back there as fast as I could with my heart beating wildly, thinking that something might have gone wrong with the anesthesia (a terrifying thought) It turned out that everything was ok, but the Dr. discovered that in addition to her epigastric hernia, she also had an umbilical hernia and he wanted to know if it was ok to operate on. He saw the panic on my face and apoligized, telling me everything was fine (they could have said that in the first place) and she was doing well.
After about an hour they came back and said everything went well. I'd french braided her hair (in hopes that I could save most of it from being shaved for the removal of the cyst) to the point of her cyst so it served as his "arrow" pointing where to operate hahaha. When we got to go back I was thrilled to see a nice nurse was holding her (rather than sticking her in the crib/bed) and she started whimpering when she saw us as if to say "guess what happened to me mom and dad." Her voice is sore because of the intubation they had to do and it makes me sad every time she makes a noise. I'm grateful that everything went well, that we had a good doctor and nurses. I'm grateful she had a priesthood blessing last night to calm my heart and most of all I'm grateful that it is behind us.
Posted by Melissa at 4:17 PM