Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Adios, Ginormous Tonsils!

Our day in pictures:

Ready for the day at 6:30 a.m.! Rainbow jammies - check. Crocs ("Cr-Focs", in Rubanese) - Check. Baby doll - check. Pretend cell phone - Check.

She was so excited on the way there. Right as we pulled up to the hospital she said, "Dr. Meyer - He's so cute!" We think she might have a little crush going on.

She was super intrigued by the nightie and especially by the red socks.

This is how she passed the time. I love this shot because this is her signature proud look. "I know, I'm pretty awesome."

A blue cap? Say it ain't so. This girl loves playing dress-up.

When it was time to go, they wrapped her in a warm blanket and she walked down the hall with the nurse, without a sound. (In contrast, Calvin would have been hyperventilating and would have had to have been peeled off of us.) This chick's pretty much ready for anything.

The doctor and nurses could not get enough of her. We even overheard two nurses talking about how smart she is. It reminded me that when saying something nice about someone, I should never bother to lower my voice.

Post-surgery, I had the pleasure of holding her for the next 7 hours straight. She took advantage of having unlimited access to both PBS Kids and Sprite.

Ruby charmed everyone's socks off and had them amazed with her composure and fearlessness. After 11 hours, I think she cried for roughly 10 seconds. Mommy and Daddy were so proud of her.

The doctor says the next couple of days will be the roughest and we're already seeing an increase in her pain level and difficulty sleeping (she took a 30 minute nap over the course of the entire day and had trouble falling asleep tonight - and she's doped up on codeine!)

Thank you, everyone, for your prayers. Keep them coming!

15 comments:

  1. What a good girl! She did so well and we are praying for much sleep and little pain for the next few days! Love you Ruba-doo!:)

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  2. What a sweet sweet girl and a brave brave Mama. :) I love the last picture! Still praying...

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  3. So proud of Ruby. She is so brave...and such a fun and smart little girl. You guys are in our prayers.

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  4. sweet baby girl!! i hope she is hanging in there!!

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  5. Praying for you and your sick one, while you pray for me and my 'sick' one (mamma). Maybe we should have stayed one more day so you and I could have taken shifts with 'granny/child-care'.
    I hope you'll get some well deserved rest.

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  6. You are definitely in my prayers! She is soooooo cute! :)

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  7. Of course everyone at the hospital was charmed by her. How could they resist her super powers? Ruby I think you are an amazing little girl! Emma and I wish we were there to give you hugs and ice cream! Love, Jen

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  8. Ahhhh, she so cute. My favorite part of the story (being the romantic that I am) was her saying that the dr. is so cute. She's so like her mother (and me). What a doll! I hope she pulls through well and quickly.

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  9. what a phenominal post. thanks for the pics and updates, we will keep Ruby in our prayers :-)

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  10. Hope Ruby is feeling better today. What a brave little girl.

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  11. Awww. I've been through 2 surgeries with sassy. I know how it is. :) prayin' for you.

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  12. Poor baby! You're so brave to go thru it with her. I'm not sure I would have been able to do it.

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  13. Ten and 2 weeks ago, we had this exact same day. Same hospital gown, some gripper socks, same IV looking like a broken arm, same doctor, same scared face on our beloved child.

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  14. Sorry. It should say ten YEARS and 2 weeks ago!

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