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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Tiny Tubes - Time # Two

We were back at the hospital again this morning getting another round of tubes for Audrey. This is her second set. Actually only for her left ear. The doctor wanted us to have them redone before all our flights this summer. Audrey had a super rough night last night. She still wakes up at night and I give her a bottle so that we can at least get a little sleep. She coudn't have food after midnight, only clear juice like apple juice and water until 4 am and NOTHING after 4. Of course she woke up at 2:30. She wanted nothing to do with juice. She ended up in bed with me and I sent Tom to the spare room. She was really restless with no bottle for comfort. At 4:10 she squirmed off Tom's side of the bed. Ofcourse we were both upset but at this point I couldn't give her ANYTHING. She was just as frustrated about the abuse she felt she was getting as she did about falling off the bed. After 30 minutes of trying everything to comfort her, Tom took her downstairs and rocked her to sleep. (She never lets me rock her so I didn't even think of it as an option....brownie points for Daddy.) 6:15 am came way too early for everyone. Ella went to the sitter and we were off. They give the kids a mixture of Tylonol and something they refer to as "goofy juice". I am sure it is some kind of valium. Audrey was HILARIOUS, but describing it doesn't do it justice. She kept putting her tongue out like it belonged to someone else. And Wheels on the Bus and Peek A Boo have a whole new outlook for me now after the Goofy Juice. Our ENT brings the kids toys. (Ella still sleeps with her stuffed Lion from the ENT) This time Dr. Stan let Audrey choose and as soon as he said Barbie, she was all over it. This is her very first Barbie and she took it back to surgery with her.
About 10 minutes after taking her, the doctor was bringing us back in to let us know it went well, tube is in and they checked her adnoids and they are pretty small so that wasn't the cause. Audrey didn't come out of the anethesia so well. She was down right freaking out. The nurses said it was like trying to hold an octopus still. She was screaming , fighting, wailing, hitting....not pretty. We even took her outside and that calmed her for a little bit. Once we got in the car it all started again though. She cried the entire 20 min drive home. She finally fell asleep right outside our neighborhood entrance. I was able to put her down and she slept for over 4 hours. I took a nap too. We are all still trying to recover from an early morning and exhausting day. But hopefully no more health issues at least for a little while!!

6 comments:

Mickelsen Farm said...

Oh I'm hoping you get some healthy time too! I'm finding out more and more its no fun for the Momma when kids are sick! So I saw your comment that you are going to be in town in July! We should plan a day when your kids can just come over and see the animals at my parents, it would be fun to get together! My email address is jandeemjones@gmail.com. Drop me a line when you have know what your trip looks like, I'd love to meet your cute kiddos!

Lorilee said...

I love her!! Pictures of our babies in hospital beds are pretty sad :( Sorry about the rough night. I have had several of those and I know everyone tells you it gets better, but it actually does. now that I have an almost 11 year old, 7 year old and 4 year old I finally get a little sleep at night. But it was a long time coming. Can't wait to see in Utar.
Love your guts!!

Amy Joy said...

I am so sorry for your hard time. Your story made me extra careful with my 2 year old that was throwing up, and a husband not home. I am so gald she is ok! I give my baby a bottle at night and at nap time just to get some sleep too. I have one out of 3 that has slept. The one that sleeps did from the moment he was born the other 2... WELL, it looks like you know how that story goes. I hope you have a fun summer.

Ben and Taryn said...

I totally know what you mean about the goofy juice. Shelby got put under to have her dental work done and she was hilarious. She kept grabbing at her tongue and giggling, then as soon as someone would walk by she would get all straight faced. I hope she gets feeling better and has no more trouble.

Meagan Briggs said...

O man little Audrey! I love her! Wish I was there to help!!! I miss them so much!

Erica said...

Our ENT wants to do tubes in Ava's ears - I am afraid to do them - the long term care, ear plugs in the water, etc ...how has it been for you? Audrey is nearly the same age as Ava. I pray that you all can get some quality rest.