Sweet Sixteen

Sweet Sixteen

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Third Time's The Charm?

Nadia had her 3rd set of ear tubes put in a few days ago and we're hoping that this will be the last set. The Dr. was optimistic that it would be, because there was very little fluid in her ears!

We had to be at the hospital at the crack of dawn which apparently isn't a very 'alert' time of the day for me. I forgot that I had already put up the garage door before loading Nadia into the car, so when I turned the car on to back out of the garage, I hit the door button and proceeded to back into our new garage door as it was coming back down. (Nothing but a few bent hinges but it sure wasn't the best way to start the morning!)

Nadia, however, was wide-eyed and bushy-tailed as the sun made its way up over the tops of the buildings.

She had a great time playing in the lobby before we got called back to the pre-surgery area.

She is a very easy patient and all the nurses enjoyed taking care of her.

Then it was time to just wait and wait and wait... 
so we sang songs...

...got a little silly (actually, this is Nadia's new thing--undressing herself.  She got very frustrated when she couldn't get the gown over her head because I had it tied in the back)...

...smiled her cheesy smile for the camera...

...played peek-a-boo...
(Yes, those are the one-size fits all surgery socks that made wonderful hand puppets for my girl!)

...got used to the anesthesia mask...

...and then it was finally time to go back for her surgery.  She parade-waved through the entire pre-surgery area as she was being wheeled away, which was both heart-warming and hilarious. (When they brought me back to recovery, however, I could hear her screaming before I even got to her area.  I commented to the nurse, "And now you get to see the other side of her." he he he)

 Once we got back home, however,  it was if she never spent 3hrs. at the hospital as she immediately went for her favorite toy--the piano keyboard.

Yep.  That's one happy girl. 


  1. I still have to comment to get the comment prompt up and going. Things that make you go hmmm.....

  2. Well.... 3rd time was definately the charm with Laurel. These have been in over 6 mo. which is a record for us!

  3. Awwwwwwwww so cute!! She looks like Jessica with her big smile in the one pic! Hugs and kisses to her from us!! xoxoxo

  4. love the last pic of her smiling, how so cute! :D and I'm sorry that the comment is still stuck. Hmmm too!

  5. Hope this third set works! Thank you for posting about homeschooling ideas on another blog. I am trying to figure out how to proceed this school year. I've always home schooled- first three through graduation. Number four seems to be throwing me for a loop!

  6. Awww....I sure hope these tubes do the trick. How miserable to keep getting ear infections. :(