So it's been almost 3 weeks since Nadia's tonsillectomy/tube surgery and I'd say that she is pretty much back to normal. All sugar and spice...
....ok so perhaps there's a LOT more spice than sugar (at times) in this girl!
This is the "You have me in my high chair so why aren't you feeding me?" look.
"Ah yes...I see my banana and bowl of oatmeal...I'm all sugar again!"
"WAAAHHHH! It's taking too long!!!"
(By the way, anything over .5 seconds from being put into the chair and having food in her mouth is too long for this one!)
During her recovery period she only ate bananas, oatmeal, and yogurt so I was concerned that she'd swear off of those once she felt better, but thankfully she hasn't missed a beat with her 'staple' foods.
Signing "eat"--her appetite is definitely back.
Doing a good job with feeding herself...
...except that it's way TOO SLOW for the "Feed Me Now" Spice Girl!
(Remember The Spice Girls? Can anyone name the original Spice Girls nicknames?)
She's drinking from her cup again too. During her recovery she mostly drank from the syringe that I gave her the medicine in.
So overall, other than those pesky mood swings, Nadia is doing quite well.
We're even back to singing our songs again.
"The Mommy's on the bus say 'sh' 'sh' 'sh' all through the town."
"See Mommy? I'm just as sweet as can be!"
(As she secretly ponders her next outburst.)
Thank you all for asking how she's doing and for your prayers during her recovery. We couldn't have asked for a better post-op patient than this little cutie. (I had to hide the sedation medicine because there are certain family members that still think that a little bit mixed into her drink everyday wouldn't be a bad thing to try.) Hmmmm...