Most of you know Calleigh had surgery(Tonsils removed, adenoids removed and tubes put in her ears). Knowing Calleigh we were prepared for things to not go as planned. She tends to do this to us :) We had to be at New York Presbyterian Hospital at 6:15 am. Poor Calleigh couldn't eat anything after midnight. I was expected her to be like a tiny maniac and begging for milk like she doesn every morning. But she didn't cry or anything. Her surgery was supposed to be at 7:45 but they had an emergency and she wasn't taken untl 9:45. She was such a trooper and just played and kept herself busy. Not once did she cry or anything before the surgery.
The surgery took less than an hour. We were surprised at how quickly the surgery was. We barely got a chance to eat a bite of food and the surgeon was already back saying she did great. He told us we would be staying the night unless she recovered better than most considering her medical history. He also said she had the biggest tonsils....EVER. He called them kissing tonsils since they were touching. Well, less than three hours later we were in the car heading home.
She was such a trooper. She woke up from the anesthesia and with a very scruffy sounding voice said "where's Calleigh?" while covering her eyes and then uncovered her eyes and said "Oh, there she it". This is her favorite little game right now. SHe started laughing and that was really it. She inhaled two Italian Ices and we were sent on our merry way. I was shocked we were sent home but honestly it's where we needed to be.
Calleigh had a lot of really thick fluid in her right ear. He felt it would never had come out on it's own. Her left ear also had fluid but it was thinner. He said her hearing was probably better immediately. He strongly feels the hearing loss she was showing was a result of this fluid. We will not know for sure until they retest her hearing in another two weeks.
Calleigh has never really missed a beat. She ate three scrambled eggs for breakfast the next morning and went from there. She never really missed to much when it came to eating. She had lots of ice pops and ice cream. Other than her fighting taking her medication you would never even know she had surgery.
Since the surgery she has been talking more and repeating every thing we say. She seems like a new kid. I am so happy we had the surgery. She really needed it.
I know this is a late entry but I wantd to make sure it made it to print when the time came :)
Calleigh will always be one of the toughest chicks EVER......