Little friends keeping watch
Just wanted to give an update after Princess D's surgery yesterday.
It went very well, although she was probably more anxious and teary-eyed beforehand than she was the previous 7 times we've been in. I think as she gets older, it gets a bit scarier. This time they put the IV in before she went under anesthesia and she didn't even flinch. She did have one small setback though after her procedure because she has a hard time coming out from anesthesia. It makes her sick, so it took a long time for us to get home yesterday to be with the other kids. Her ear got cleaned up VERY nicely and it looks really good! She isn't experiencing very much pain, just lingering dizziness. Her appetite is good, she's even asking for Doritos and plus she's hearing things pretty well too.
As of right now, it's sort of a waiting game to see if the tissue in her ear will grow back as healthy, dry tissue or not. This particular procedure was to clean out a lot of skin that will not dry out and heal up on its own. We've been fighting this for well over a year - probably since she had her original mastoidectomy when they removed the tumor and the bones in her ear. It's important that the skin heals up and stays dry, or she will continue to have persistent problems and infection.
I really appreciate the prayers, the text messages, emails and comments we got yesterday, and so does Delayna. I also am thankful for our good friends who kept our youngest son for us the night before and took him to school the next day, even though he was covered in blood from an unexpected nosebleed! I would have loved to have seen the look on the school secretary's face when he walked in to school yesterday.
We will take Princess D back for follow up in 2 weeks to see where we go from here!