The tubes are in and all is well!
On Friday morning, we got up super early and headed to the hospital. Luckily, our little peanut stayed asleep the entire way there and even for a little while in my arms in the waiting room. When she woke up, she was still so sweet and cuddly.
And then she sat up with the most confused look on her face. haha She had no idea where we were or what we were doing.
But it didn't take her long to break into her personality. She started making some of the funniest faces at us... Lately this is one of her favorites..
Anyway, after a little wait we headed back to the room to check in.
We got MH all dressed up in her lovely hospital gown and then she played with toys while we waited on the doctor. We were so surprised at how pleasant and happy she was being even though she hadn't eaten since 9-10 the night before.
When he listened to her lungs, he said he heard a slight wheeze and ordered us to have a breathing treatment to see if that would help open her up. The respiratory therapist came to do it for us..
She didn't really mind it at first, but after a minute or two she wanted nothing to do with it and kept pulling it away. Fortunately, we got through it enough and when the anesthesiologist came back, he said she sounded much better!
After she left I headed to walk around the hospital and to the gift shop while Ben hung out in the room. I was only gone for about 30 minutes and by the time I got back up there, Ben said the doctor had already come in and told him that she was out of surgery and in recovery. I was only in the room for about 10 minutes and then a nurse wheeled MH up to the door in a huge hospital bed. I ran to pick her up. She was so confused and of course was screaming crying. I could tell she was in pain. I asked the nurse for some motrin and that helped. We only had to hang out there for about 15 minutes and then we were free to go. By the time we left the hospital, she was grinning ear to ear and was in the best mood the entire ride home.
When we got home, all three of us got in the bed and took a 2 1/2 hour nap. It felt so good. When we got up, MH was still in a pretty good mood but a little drowsy. We spent the afternoon spoiling her rotten... we even had a tea party! haha
The rest of the night went pretty well, although MH still didn't sleep great because her cough got worse and she started wheezing more. We actually had to take her back to the doctor this morning for another breathing treatment, and her doctor sent us home with some to do every 4 hours.
Overall, MH is doing SO much better. She is like a totally different baby now! She just grins and grins, is so content, and has so much more energy! We went to dinner tonight with some friends and she sat in the high chair the entire time without making a peep. When we got home, we put her in a walker at my parents house and she was walking all over the place, back and forth to all of us. It's amazing how much better she feels!
We appreciate all of the prayers and are so glad that this is behind us! Next, we just hope she passes her hearing test in a few weeks!