Just over two years ago, shortly before Lauren's first birthday she had to have tubes put into her ears. After countless ear infections that were getting worse each time she got one. The doctor originally told us that he wanted to leave them in for about 18 months but no longer than 2 years. We past that mark back in January and went in for her checkup and he gave us the good news that the one in the right ear had fallen out but the bad news that the one in the left ear were still there. That meant we had to go in and have it taken out.
Lauren was in very good spirits this morning despite not getting to eat breakfast. The doctor came in to talk to us and marked her ear to make sure he would be working on the correct one.
While we were in her room we could here several other kids waking up from their procedures and most of them were crying. I just kept praying that the Lord would keep Lauren in good spirits and that she wouldn't have any trouble waking up from anesthesia.
They gave her a bear to cuddle with.and she was being quite silly!
The procedure took about all of 15 minutes and they were coming out to get us. The doctor said that she did great and her ears looked fantastic. The patch he put on the hole will help it heal and we just need to keep it dry for the next 4 weeks. Not too long after we talked to the doctor they said that she was awake and ready for us to see her. I was scared that she would be crying but we walked back there and she was in the nurses arms drinking a juice box. :) No crying, no nothing! She even started asking to eat some cashews that my mom had brought for her. We even got to bring home the tube as a souvenir.
I am so thankful that everything went well. I know that it is a simple procedure but it always gets me when my child has to have anything done! I am also SO very thankful that she woke up without any issues. That made the whole thing a lot easier on momma!!