Monday, August 9, 2010

Mama Drama Mondays: Wake Me When It's Over

This week, I was all prepared to do another Me Time post, but who am I kidding? This week, me time will be hard to come by. I am planning to go out tonight with the ladies, so at least that's something.

I just got back from the grocery store to stock up on soft/liquid foods because this Wednesday, my 3-year-old Ryah, will have a minor surgery. We don't know exactly what it is, but she has something similar to a cyst on the underside of her tongue and according to the doctor, it won't go away on its own and may cause other problems down the road. So, it must come out. This wouldn't be such a big deal except how many 3-year-olds do you know who will sit still while a doctor works in their mouth? Yup, she's going under.

This freaks me out!! I realize it's a simple procedure but the idea of anesthesia on a child worries me. You always read/hear about people who have had complications due to anesthesia so of course, I keep imagining the worst case scenario. When I spoke to the doctor, he said that normally, they try to gas children instead of using IVs but because she's having surgery on her mouth, he doesn't know if they'll be able to do that. The fact that he's willing to try is comforting and we're hoping that they can alternate gassing with doing the surgery. It may take longer to do the procedure, but it would be safer for her.

So, hoping for the best. I'm sure she'll be fine, but heck, I'm a mom and moms worry. It's what we do; I'm pretty sure it's in our job description. That and the ability to kiss it all better. Good thing I stocked up on chapstick too!


  1. Oh dear! I would be worried too! Hope everything goes well!

  2. Amelia had her tonsils out back in April and has been sedated twice for work done in her mouth. I know it sounds very scary, but honestly, the poor outcomes with anesthesia are rare. I will say, be prepared for her to be very disoriented when she first comes out of it. Amelia is a VERY mellow kid but even she cried until she full came out of the anesthesia. The other thing that was hard was getting her to take the pain meds after it was over. Of course, I'm sure having her tonsils out caused a lot more pain than Ryah will have, but she hated the taste of the pain med and spit it right out, which then led her to be having no pain control and that sort of snowballed. Eventually, the Popsicle did their job and everyone was, well maybe not happy but a lot less cranky.

    Good luck!!

  3. Oh man, I would be nervous too!! But I'm sure everything will be fine!! Good luck to all of you!!

  4. So, Wednesdays over and that must mean the surgerys over too.. How did she get on? and how did Mama make out? Hope it all went to plan and your daughter is recovering nicely.. xo


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