The procedure was scheduled for a week later. Yikes! I wasn't expecting that quick. I was super scared about the anesthesia, so much so that I contemplated canceling on many occasions. Shawn is Mr. Cool and never really worries about anything. I spent time talking with friends whose kids had gone through anesthesia so I would know exactly what to expect. Thankfully I woke up Monday with a sense of peace about it and we went into Tuesday feeling good.
We were the first case of the morning and check in and getting ready were the most time consuming. I requested to go back during anesthesia even though the anesthesiologist really didn't want me to. She said, "If you must" and I said, "Yes, I must." The procedure is very quick, 10-15 minutes. The team brought her to us after bawling her little head off and she did that for 1 hour and 51 minutes. It was exhausting and a little scary but part of me was just relieved to hear her cry. She was fussy on and off for the rest of the day but by Wednesday we were back in business.
There are already little things about her that have changed for the better like getting into her car seat. She used to cry every time and now she doesn't. Same with taking medicine. I wonder if it just hurt her to lie down. She is also sleeping for longer stretches at night, eating better and taking more and more steps. After the surgery I cried happy tears of relief and now I think we are on the road to her being healthy. Hooray!