"So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." 2Corinthians 4:18
Thursday, July 15, 2010
"Can You Hear Me Now?"
This morning Nadia and I left for the hospital at 7:15am for her ear tube surgery.
We checked in with the receptionist, filled in all the paperwork, and then they gave us this really cool pager to let us know when to report to the pre-op room.
Nadia thinks it's a video game--is she Americanized yet or what???
I loved seeing "Ferguson, Nadia I." on her hospital wrist band. :)
We had a great time hanging out in our pre-op bay as different nurses and doctors came in to meet Nadia and tell me about the procedure,etc. Nadia captured quite a few hearts during this time and because of her calm demeanor, it was decided she didn't need the pre-anesthesia that they typically use on kids to calm them down before wheeling them back.
The medicine usually makes children a little "loopy", but honestly, she didn't have any. tee hee
Then it was time to get Nadia used to the mask they would be using to administer the anesthesia. She did a great job letting me put it over her nose and never once tried to push it away.
However, when I gave her the mask to "get used to it"...
...she found a much better use for it! Needless to say, they had to get a different one for the actual surgery--one without teeth marks on it!
Dr. Holmes is ready to go and so is Nadia!
I barely had time for a cup of tea and a granola bar before they were calling me back to comfort my sweetie in recovery. She cried for about 15min. before she calmed down for this picture. Aww...nothing like being rocked by Mommy to make things all better.
Then it was time to go! Can you tell who is ready to get out of there???
Do you think she is holding her ears because of her LOUD crying?
We really won't know for sure until her follow-up evaluation on August 13th if she is truly hearing better, but I plan on conducting my own home-grown hearing tests before then.
This was Nadia 2 minutes after getting HOME! Yes! She really likes this place-thank God!
Thank you for all of your prayers for Nadia today. She ate a good lunch and is sleeping peacefully so I'm thankful she came through this morning with flying colors. Keep on praying for any hearing issues to be completely resolved from this surgery. Thank you!!!
"To be certain of God means that we are uncertain in all our ways: we do not know what a day may bring forth. This is generally said with a sigh of sadness. It should rather be an expression of breathless expectation."- Oswald Chambers
I am a Northern Gal transplanted in the South for over 20 years now. I have a wonderful husband who is the best partner God could have given me. I have 4 terrific kiddos--3 born from my womb and one born in my heart through adoption. Join me as I chronicle our lives as newly adoptive parents and as we navigate our new normal of having 2 daughters with Down syndrome.