Hannah’s Surgery – update

We took Hannah for the surgery to remove her birthmark on Friday, May 7th.  We arrived at the CHOP surgery center at 8:10am and were brought to pre-op very quickly.  Hannah did well getting weighed and measured; and let the nurse take all her “vitals”. 

She sat on Daddy’s lap and we watched Cars and played while we waited for her turn in the operating room.  The nurse gave her some medicine to calm her and make her drowsy so she wouldn’t get upset when they took her from us.  It was pretty amusing watching her try to play after that medicine kicked in!

The OR nurse came to get her in an office chair.  She sat Hannah on her lap and scooted into the operating room.  Once in there, Hannah got gas to make her sleep.  Then they put in her IV for her general anesthesia.  The actual surgery only took about 45 minutes. 

We were able to sit by her in recovery and wait for her to wake up.  The first words out of her mouth were, “Take it off!” (talking about the IV in her ankle and the blood pressure cuff on her other leg).  My bossy little girl!  😉  She wanted Mommy after the surgery…and she wanted my cup of water, even though she had a sippy cup of juice.  I drank most of my water so there wasn’t much left in case she spilled it and let her have the cup.  Well, that wasn’t good enough.  She looked at me and dumped the water right on the floor!  We apologized profusely to the nurse for the mess. 

Hannah slept almost the whole way home (about 45 minutes).  She ate everything in sight at lunch and took a long nap in the afternoon.  By Saturday morning she was back to normal.

Hannah has about 20 stitches, plus more sutures deeper in the tissue.  They’re all disolvable, so she won’t need them removed.  Thank you to everyone who prayed for us!

Hannah's incision

If you want to see the “before” pictures go to  https://redropefarm.wordpress.com/2010/01/06/hannahs-visit-to-the-plastic-surgeon/.

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