If you've been following my blog for a while you probably know that Harper, our 8 month old, has been battling ear infections since she was around 4 months old. After taking her to see an ear specialist a few weeks ago, it was decided that Harper needed tubes in both of her ears. At her appointment they discovered that she had lots of fluid on her ears & it was greatly impacting her hearing. As a teacher I know this can create developmental delays so I was all for going forward with the tube process despite her young age.
The procedure was scheduled for this morning at 7:30am. Though it was requested that we arrive around 6:15. We took the earliest available appointment since Harper couldn't eat after midnight. All in all the procedure went well. She did great up until about 30 minutes before the procedure when her hunger set in. Let's just say by that point I was ready to get the show on the road & I'm sure every one else in pre-op rooms did as well (;
The surgery lasted about ten minutes. She was put to sleep using laughing gas, they inserted the tubes, then she was brought back out. Needless to say the anesthesia didn't make her forget she was hungry! Haha by the time we got back to her in recovery she was screaming! But thanks to some pedialite & a forty minute drive home, she's good as gold!!! (:
Here's a few pictures from our morning!
Here's to hoping your Monday was a bit more normal than ours (;