This was her reaction when we were told that surgery was bumped again. New time - 12:35!
She was so happy and playful all morning. It's amazing (sad actually) that she hadn't eaten since midnight yet she never asked for milk or food before the surgery. I'm glad she was happy and not as hungry as Branden and I were - we were starving!
Looking so very cute
She and I were having so much fun (crazy, I know!) right before she went in for surgery. She was making us laugh so hard. I just love her sense of humor.
Branden snapped a quick picture before we went back into the Operating Room. It's confirmed - I will never go with out bangs!
Thankfully surgery only took about an hour. They were able to go in laparoscopically verses open surgery so this was great news. The first hour in recovery was a bit rough. She was obviously in a lot of pain. However, after 2 doses of morphine she started to seem a bit more comfortable. Finding out that she couldn't have anything by mouth for 24 hours was a bit discouraging but completely understandable. We spent the next several hours in recovery waiting (and waiting) for her room to be ready.
We were finally transferred to the room about 4:15pm. Honestly, it was better down there. We have a roommate of course, but this roommate is only 3 years old and has about 6 family members by his bed at all time. He's been screaming non stop - which I feel bad about except for the fact that Annabelle is exhausted and can't fall asleep because of all the noise, he's getting breathing treatments every 3 hours - around the clock and he gets to eat so the room smells of pizza which is heart breaking for her. I've requested a room change but aren't sure we will get it. Branden is here now thank goodness but he will be leaving soon. Work's a bit crazy for him right now so he needs to go in tomorrow. Lord give me strength!
I will try and post her "post-op" pictures. There are some really cute ones. We are so very thankful that the surgery went well and are hopeful her body will respond to her new "button". I have to admit it's bigger than I expected and I cried when I first saw it. Like anything new it will take a bit of getting used to.
Thank you family and friends, FB friends and my on-line/blogging friends for ALL the love and support today. You sure know how to make a girl feel special :-) We were blessed to get a quick visit earlier from Annabelle's Neurosurgeon , Dr. Javahery, also our good friend Glenn (who works here) and my Dad who brought us dinner. It was nice to see each of you!
That's all for now!