On Monday, April 13, Byron, Faith and I woke up bright and early. We left our house at 4:20 am so we could be at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital by 5:00 am. It was the day of Faith's big surgery.
Faith was checked in, weighed and measured.
Then we waited.
Finally around 7:40, her "chariot" was brought in and she was wheeled downstairs to the OR prep room. She waved and smiled at all the nurses we passed. She was charming everyone!
We were allowed to stay with her right up until they took her back. I was really worried that she would be super upset about going into the OR without me, but they gave her some medicine that made her quite loopy.
By the time they took her into the Operating Room, she was completely relaxed. Her tongue was the most interesting thing in the world, she repeatedly made fake sneezes so everyone would laugh at her and this is the closest thing I could get to a smile.
They gave her a Raggedy Anne and Raggedy Andy doll while we were waiting, she wanted to take Raggedy Anne with her - so of course - they let her.
The next two hours went by so slowly!! The waiting was the hardest thing ever! We were told the surgery would take about an hour. When an hour and a half went by with no word from anyone, we started to worry.
Finally, the buzzer we had been given buzzed! We were told that her surgery went exceptionally well! Then we were taken back to see her. She looked tiny in the big hospital bed - and she was NOT happy that Mama was not there when she woke up. She (and her doll) were given new bright pink casts.
She was a little sore, but within hours (and after some mommy cuddles) she was eating, smiling and playing.
We went home that afternoon!! The hardest part of recovery has been trying to get her to sit still!
We are so, SO thankful for Texas Scottish Rite Hospital!! I cannot say enough good things about Faith's doctors, nurses, and all of the volunteers that have worked with her!
May 19th is the next big day! Faith will have her casts off for good that day!!! She will be walking, running, dancing and jumping in the very near future!
Praise the Lord!