Little Froggy went in for her tonsillectomy and adenoid removal today. So stressful for mommy! They let me ride into theatre with her in the bed. The anaethetist was amazing, he explained everything to her (not that she would understand, but I think to calm her down). But she still resisted the gas mask. That was awful, they had to hold her arms, legs and head down.
When she came around after the operation she was hysterical. They called me into recovery, and I soon as I saw her screaming, with blood pouring out her nose, I just sobbed. I climbed into bed with her and just held her on my lap as she screamed, and just sobbed with her. The nurses joked with the doctor that they sent him two happy people, and were getting two really unhappy ones back.
I stopped them sucking out the blood from her nose as this was freaking her out more and she soon calmed down. By the time we were back in the ward she was asleep again. We lay in her bed for about 30min before I dared shuffle her off my large tummy and wiggle myself into a more comfortable position. The nurses very sweetly kept bringing me tea to calm me down.
For the rest of the day she’d wake up for 10minutes, cry for 10minutes, then go back to sleep for a bit. She had more blood pouring out her nose at some stage, which again freaked me out.
She finally started coming around properly at about 1pm. Rejected the icecream, ate the jelly, asked for more, and when hubby eventually arrived with my lunch, ate my chips. After that we were allowed to go home. She spent the rest of the afternoon snoozing, kindof watching Barney and Winnie the Pooh, inbetween crying for 10 minutes, settling, crying again.
I got a bit irrationally annoyed with hubby when he got home. He had that exasperated / annoyed / I’m not handling this kid look on his face as she was trying to eat custard and spilling it everywhere and all my protective urges went into full swing. Poor hubby. I know he’d had a rough day at work, but little one was not steady and today was not the day for letting any annoyed feelings show. Well I thought so anyway.
He did lose the coin toss and get to put the suppository in. EEEEEK!