Thursday, April 14, 2011

Anesthetic Tantrum


Faye is fine.  She was wonderful.  It seriously took more time to fill out the paper work then it did for her to go under, be operated on, and come out of the anesthesia. 

Note:  If you have small children and can avoid using anesthesia on them, DO IT!

She was fine.  Wonderful.  The doctor came out to talk with me about it.  He said as soon as she starts to stir, they would come and get me.  Before he finished telling me about the surgery (because I was wrong, it was surgery and not a procedure) the nurse was taking me back to her.

I saw her little limp body cuddled up to a nurse, tired whimpers escaping her very red face.  As I approached and she was handed off to me, the whimpers grew.  Her little body started to writhe around in my arms.  She was kicking, scratching my face, pulling my hair, hitting, and just plain mad.  The whole time her eyes were still closed.  The nurse assured me she was still out, she hadn't yet awakened, and it was a very common effect from the anesthesia.  I set her on the ground and let her kick, but when she started to bang her head on the hard floor, I scooped her up again.  She then tried biting her feet, my cheek, and anything she could get a hold of. 

Her surgery started at 7:30.  I was back in with her at 7:45.  The tantrum continued full force until nearly 10:00.  I was not allowed to leave until she was completely calmed down.  It was awful. 

By the time we got home, though, she was as sweet as HFCS, and a little wobbly.  Truth be told, she is still wobbly and unsteady on her feet.  But she is fine.

Me, on the other hand, well, not so much.

Foolishly, Jeffrey and I visited and laughed into the wee hours of the morning.  Resulting in just a few hours of sleep before I had to get up and take Faye in.  I have been beat all day.  And around 6:00 tonight, I figured out why.

I got sick. 

Again.

I am now off to bed.

14 comments:

Kristin said...

So glad little Faye is doing alright! That's so hard for a momma to take, what a rigamaroll to go through with the insurance co, bet you are ready for a break :D

Kristin

Francisca said...

I just can't imagine. My heart would be so sad if that were my girl. Sometimes these things are necessary and I'm just glad it all did go well. She is beautiful and looks well recovered!

Francisca said...

Oh and I forgot to say staying up occasionally late with your spouse is well worth a little illness ;) Those nights can make for the best memories!

Em said...

Little angel. Hope everything gets back to normal soon:)

Terra said...

OH MAN! Lauren went under when she was much older than Faye - she came out of it out of it...Hailey did it at 2 1/2 and came out of it so fast she was doing summer saults in our family just hours after her surgery...each kid is so different...Sorry you got sick...hang in there!

Sue said...

Oh, no! Can't believe you had to get sick again!

And I'm sorry Faye had such a hard time coming out of the anesthesia. That sounds pretty grueling.

Glad she's okay, though! When will they know if it worked?

=)

Andrea said...

Glad that the surgery went well, and that she's feeling better now. I feel so bad for you. Our youngest was like that the first time he came out of surgery too (he had ear tubes put in.) The nurse tried to calm him down before they came to get me, but he only got more and more upset. Screaming bloody murder at the top of his lungs for an hour plus. I'm sorry you had to go through that--definitely one of the hard parts of being a mom. Get feeling better soon!

Familia Morales said...

What is HFCS? Good to know that Faye is fine--minus the horrible tantrum. I hope you feel better soon and get to go to bed before the double digits strike. Hope you feel better!

Myya said...

What a long frustrating day. So glad she is doing well. I hope that your cold doesn't stay for too long.

My oldest had to go in for surgery when she was a year & 1/2, definietly not fun when they look so helpless & fragile. She didn;t have that reaction to being put under though, thank goodness that sounds so sad.

Hang in there mama & get better quick!

Lourie said...

I have no words...just cyber hugs.

Emmy said...

Ugh that does sound awful. After I had my heart surgery when I was five they had to kick me out of the recovery room because I kept talking too much and was waking up the other patients.
So so sorry you are sick :(

Evelyn @ Hanging by a Silver Lining said...

HFCS?

Sami said...

Oh my gosh! This same thiing happened when my oldest was put under for dental surgery. She was hysterical when she was coming out of it.
I sure wish someone would have told me it was normal! I just held her and bawled like a baby...
NOT FUN.

Lisa said...

Oh you poor girl! I am SOOO sorry! Glad that is over! And thanks for the warning about anesthetic!