Over and done with! Wow, what an experience. All in all, it hasn't been as bad as we were expecting.
The most stressful part at the hospital was before surgery when she couldn't have food or drink. She just kept yelling at us that she wanted her mook and a snack NOW! It was awful. The anesthesiologist was really nice and gave her some loopy drugs that took the stress away from all of us I think. She was happy to go with him when he took off to surgery-- and that is totally not like her. They took her back around 8:15am and came and got us around 10:30am. Shortly after that we were in her room for the day. She slept until dinner time when she got up to see her visitors-- Grandma and Nicole--......but she didn't last long before she passed out again and slept until the next morning (which was awesome because I was exhausted!)
Recovery hasn't been that bad. I was expecting worse considering her personality! I'd have to say she was the most crabby from being doped up for a few days straight. She was pretty much out of it and I don't think she was happy about it! We have slowly weaned her off of the narcotics and she's doing well. Still taking them at night, but on regular Tylenol & Motrin during the day. She's actually going back to school tomorrow! Yeah! Her throat definitely hurts....she hasn't eaten a whole lot in the past week and she's looking pretty thin. I'm hoping her appetite returns soon, she needs a little more weight on her!
Anyway, thank you all for the well wishes, prayers, gifts and cards. We really appreciate everything! And Aubrey loves all of her surgery goodies!