Sunday, September 21, 2008

Back from Surgery

Well, we are home again after a trying day for Ricki, who is now sleeping. She panicked a bit on our way out of the hospital, as in the elevator going down she saw her eyes in a mirror there (with traces of blood....). Then She threw up in the taxi going home (luckily into a bag), and the driver almost wouldn't take us further. I yelled "Mister, she threw up already, There's nothing left! Would you put a patient after surgery out in this sun?" So he took us the remainder of the way.
I arrived home to find that nothing had gotten in my absence...I guess homes run on moms.....
Of course while there she charmed the staff. My guess is that they have not seen a girl with Down syndrome who shows so much independence. Of course her independence caused a few problems (for example, she kept gripping the blood pressure cuff, which did not allow them to check her blood pressure in advance of the operation). But she was a real trooper, not even complaining when they put an intravenous in!


Anonymous said...

I'm glad to hear it went well. Been thinking abt you.

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

Glad to hear everything went well!

But I'm sure it must have been tough for you too, were you in the room with her when she got the surgery? or you were in a waiting room?

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you are back home and things are going well (except for all the household chores, of course)!!

Angie said...

I am so happy the surgery went well!
I am praying for a speedy recovery!

rickismom said...

Babysitter, routinely with kids and general anesthetic, you go in to the surgery, and as soon as the child is anesthecized, the panent leaves.
Since I am a nurse by profession, I sometimes get exasperated waiting for the staff to do things that I could do myself (but they would freak out is I did).

Thanks everyone for the love and concern!