Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tubes

The day began at 11:45 last night, because the Dr told us Heidi Anne couldn't have anything to eat after midnight (and since she likes to be feed at 12 am, 3am, and 6 am we were a little worried). So we gave her 6 oz and prayed that would keep her happy. Luckily it did.
SO at 5:30 this morning, we got up, ready, Char took me to work by 6:15 and was in the hospital at 6:30. They waited in the waiting room where Heidi played "How close can I get to the trash can before Daddy gets me" game.
They called them back, got her prepped for surgery, and opted for gas anaesthesia since Heidi was fighting the heart monitor cords and there was no way she was going to put up with an IV. They put on socks, which she also fought with a vengeance, and a little hospital gown.
They took her into surgery, put tubes in both ears (which were sooo bad they we surprised they hadn't ruptured yet). 10 minutes later Charles heard some crying and knew right away it was Heidi. He went back and there she was super confused. The nurses tried to give her cold apple juice because "All babies love apple juice". Charles was trying to tell them not this baby, she tossed it away. He convinced them to let him feed her the soy formula she knows and loves, which they diluted so it was water with a hint of formula.
They came home, where is was between super cuddly and kind of cranky.
So Char gave her Tylenol and she became super active!