Thursday, August 25, 2011

Embrace the Camera ~ After Surgery


Yesterday Smiley had eye surgery.

We had to be at the hospital an hour early, to check in, go over paper work and to get her acclimated.  While we were taking care of business, she had a fabulous time playing with all the "new" toys.


Daddy held her when the Anesthesiologist gave her the medicine for her "nap".  She drifted off in his arms.  Then, Hubby and I went to the family waiting room and...... waited.  About 40 minutes later, her Doctor walked through the doors and reassured us that everything went perfectly.  We waited another half hour to be told we could finally go and be with her in her recovery room.  Sleepy head did not want to wake up.  Unfortunately, Hubby had to leave to catch a flight for work.  So I sat with her.  Watching her chest rise and fall with each breath.  Listening to her every movement.



She finally woke up.  And when she did, she sat up, looked around the room and said, "Where Daddy go?"  She was bummed that he wasn't there, thrilled she got a popsicle, happy to also get crackers and apple juice and very cranky that she couldn't go back and play with the toys.

Finally, she was discharged we went home.  When we arrived, we snuggled together and dozed off and on, while my sister played games with Sassy and Action.

So today I embrace the Camera with my little girl, just home from having eye surgery.  Both of us a little tired, and me very thankful for all of those who sent us their prayers and well wishes, as well as for God, who answers our prayers, and puts people in our lives to help us, guide us, protect us, teach us and love us.


Now go get out from behind the camera!



14 comments:

Amber said...

I am glad that she made it through surgery well. Sweet picture of you guys resting. I'll be praying that she recovers well.

Vivian said...

Thank you for the update. I love the picture of you two sleeping together. So happy all is well xoxoxo

Mama Bear said...

You look pretty when you sleep :) I'm glad to hear she did well. Hope she feels better quickly and her surgery was a success!

Our Family of Four said...

So glad to hear your little one is okay. Here's to s speedy recovery.

Boni Lady said...

my 2 year old princess had eye surgery a couple months ago...it was quite the experience! glad she's doing well! great {embrace} moment with your lil ladY!

Miss Mandy said...

Wow, what scarey times. She's lucky you were able to be there with her. Nothing sweeter than a cuddle from mum when you're under the weather.

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Aww... bless her heart! Praying for a full and speedy recovery!

Jenny H said...

I'm glad everything turned out ok! Precious photo of you 2!

Jennifer Juniper said...

I'm so glad it worked out - I can just imagine how you must have felt. She looked so small in that bed!

Super Lily said...

There's something about seeing a child in a hospital bed that makes me sad. I hope she's doing well...sending you hugs and kisses.

Naomi said...

What a little sweetie, I pray she recovers quickly!

Angel Haynes said...

Praying for a fast recovery, for peace in your home, and rest for you all!

the treat girl said...

Our prayers are answered!! Thank you for the update...Hug her tight!

Fawn Teresi said...

I am sooo happy everything went well! Hope she has a speedy recovery!!! beautiful picture of two pretty girls sleeping! :)