Friday, November 13, 2009

No More Tonsils!

On Nov 11th, Kivi got to have a tonsillectomy! She has been waiting for this for a long time. The poor girl could hardly breath or swallow through the nail head size hole in the back of her throat. Our stay at Mary Bridge for the early morning to the afternoon, was quite enjoyable. The nurses were so attentive and helpful. Of course it might have helped that Kivi was one of the only non-screaming children before or after surgery.

Dada, Kivi and Boo Boo Puppy coming out of the elevator at Mary Bridge.


Kivi and Mama after donning the appropriate hospital jammies.

video

After she took the medicine to make her sleepy she was saying the funniest things. None of it made any sense. One of the few phrases we actually understood was, "Oh, my blanket just turned pink."

She did great during the short 20 minute surgery. And was a champ while we waited for the IV to fill her up with liquid. Most of our time was spent waiting. Which is probably the hardest part for a 4 year old. We are so proud of our Kivi girl. You did great baby!

5 comments:

Cathi said...

I am so proud too of my little Kivi girl. What a trooper! So brave. It will be so nice for her to finally breath and swallow normally. You go girl! Love, Nonnie

Tiffany said...

This is great news! Hooray for better breathing. :) We just got a consult yesterday with Jack's ENT for the same thing plus tubes for his ears and a nostril carterization (sp?). Hmm... I hope he recouped as easily and happily as lil' Miss Kivi. He loved seeing her in the video and I'll be showing it to him regularly to make him more comfortable for his surgery. Thanks for paving the way like such a big girl Kivi! We love you!

Kelly McG said...

yeay! Glad all went well.

Tiffany said...

She is so adorable! What a crack up! We are very proud of your brave little girl. Have you noticed improvement? Does she eat things besides pudding and applesauce?

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