Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Surgery went great! Recovery has been really rough on my little angel, but tonight before bed she seemed to turn a corner. We are so grateful that there were no complications, and that we are on the mend. 

We had to spend the night in the hospital. Antalya and I both crowded on a hospital bed. Between beeping monitors, a not very dark room, not enough room for both of us, and a constant fear that I would fall asleep and Antalya would fall between the side rails and land on the floor - neither of us got much sleep. In fact, we ended up watching a continuous loop of Signing Time - I watched the same 30 minute DVD for 14 hours straight.

We were out of bed, dressed, all packed with Antalya in the stroller when the person with the power to discharge us arrived at 6am (I wasn't any chances with him taking his time letting us go). By 6:30am we were stopping by the pharmacy, and then on the road back home. We made it home before Jason was even done with his morning shower.

Here are some pictures of our day yesterday.

Playing with toys while we wait to get checked-in
Waiting to meet the nurse practitioner 
Our final wait - right before the anesthesiologist came and took her away
This is the face I saw most of yesterday and today (I did see some smiles tonight)

25 comments:

Linnea said...

I'm so glad to hear it went well. I have been anxiously checking your blog several times a day! Can't wait to see you all...

Tiffany said...

oh that little face makes me feel so sad! I am glad that she is doing well though!

Debbie said...

That's so great the surgery was able to happen this time! I hope she recovers quickly and doesn't feel much pain.

The Tandy Family said...

Oh, I am so happy that everything went well!! I hope you guys can start getting some good sleep!!!!

Laura said...

Prasing the Lord you FINALLY had Miss Antalya's surgery. I hope you have a much better winter because of it :)

OK, the last picture broke my heart, poor thing. I have fallen in love with her...sight unseen...she is precious>

Hope your day goes well today!

Laura said...

OK to clear something up...I have seen her...just not in person:)

Dehner Family said...

Locking her up inside did the trick. I'm so glad she got the surgery. I hope she has a quick recovery and I really hope you get some good sleep tonight.

hiatt family said...

I am so glad the surgury was a success. Smart mom to bring Antalya's favorite DVD along. I hope the recovery is quick.

Lisa (Espanish for "Lisa") said...

Yay! She made it! I am so happy for you guys! We have been praying hard for her. I know you still have recovery to contend with, so please let me know anything I can do (errands, meals, etc.)

I hope that this resolves all you were hoping it would for Antalya's sake and for the both of you. What a sweet, beautiful girl. She has endured so much with such strength. I just want to give her big hugs for being so brave.

We love you, Antalya! (That's from all the Browns)

Alexis 18 said...

exciting news! I so know that sad face and it made my tummy turn over! I hope everything continues to go well. If you need any advice let me know-I will try. good luck this next week-it's hard but worth it.

Stuart and Sarah said...

I am so happy to hear that everything went well for Antalya. Hopefully those tears will always be smiles now because this surgery will help her so much

Michelle said...

I'm so glad everything went well! That last picture is so sad :( Thank goodness she is more smiles now! I love ST, but 16 hrs of it, espcially the SAME DVD would have drove me crazy!

Michelle said...

I'm so glad everything went well! That last picture is so sad :( Thank goodness she is more smiles now! I love ST, but 16 hrs of it, espcially the SAME DVD would have drove me crazy!

toni said...

I'm so glad everything went well! I'm sure it was worth the agony it took to get there. You have such a positive outlook on everything, I love it!

Tara said...

I'm so glad everything went well. Whew! I hope Antalya is up and running soon...and sleeping :)

Tanner said...

Oh, we are so happy that the surgery went well for little Antalya! Home at last, to hopefully get some better sleep! :) You are such a good mommy Sunny! Please give Antalya a big hug and kiss from us! We love you all and can't wait to see you again!

Becky & Joseph said...

I'm so glad to hear it happened and went well! I hope Antalya will be feeling better soon and that this surgery will have made the difference that you all hoped for!

Brittany & Josh said...

Oh, yea! I am so happy to hear everything went well. I hope Antalya recovers quickly and you guys can get back into your regular life routine.

Christine said...

Sunny, I can tell by your description of events that YOU need some sleep. I feel for you. I hope Jason will step in for a day or two while you recover from lack of sleep. Good luck you three. Glad things went well.

Hupp Family said...

I'm so happy to hear everything went well. So sad to see our little ones not feeling well. I hope she starts feeling better.

kristi said...

I am so happy you guys made it through surgery!

Sonja said...

I've been thinking about you guys so much this week! I'm glad that surgery went well. I'm glad you've been able to see a few smiles already. I also hope you were able to catch up on sleep.

Yay! It's over.

Sheridan said...

What a long miserable night! I'm so glad you're home and that the surgery was a success!! I'll pray that the smiles - and good sleep - become more frequent!

the Cardon Clan said...

I bet it is tough to see your little girl have to go through surgery. You are a tough mom! I am so glad that it was successful and hope her recovery continues to go well and speedy! We are excited to see you guys next week.

Strawberry Girl said...

Wow Sunny, I didn't know about the surgery. Antalya has always been such a good natured little thing in nursery, it's hard to think of her having to go through that. God Bless you all.

~Annie