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The Day of Surgery (A Baby’s Story)

Anna’s Side Of The Story:


The day started out very strange. Mama and Momo would not let me have anything to drink or eat. Everyone else got dressed but we left with me in my pjs. I never go anywhere in my pjs.  We went to this strange place that I have never been before.


It was kinda like my doctor’s office but a little different. Mama and Momo was a bit stressed I could tell but they let me write with Momo’s pen while we sat with all the other people there.  Then this lady came and said my name.


After I stepped on a scale, we went into a little room with a bed and chair. The lady was talking to Mama. The next thing I know, Mama is putting a funny looking shirt on me and taking off my pjs. The lady came back and finally I got something to drink. They said was grape juice but it sure did taste funny.


Not long after drinking the juice, I started feeling really strange. Sort of like I had been turning circles with Mama for a long time. I wanted to play but Mama and Momo would not let me get down.  A strange man came in room and started talking to Mama and I thought he was nice at that time.


Before long, two ladies came and took me away from Mama and Momo. Not long after that the nice man, who turned out to be not so nice, put a mask on my face. I think I fell asleep. I woke up feeling really off. I wanted to get down and move around but nobody would let  me.  I think  I hit the nurse and Mama and Momo but I couldn’t say why. I just know I felt groggy, my nose and ears felt funny, and my throat hurt bad. Mama told me that my adenoids had been taking out and I had tubes put in my ears. Why they did that to me, I don’t know.  Even after we went home, I still felt strange. I couldn’t walk very good and kept falling over.

Adenoidectomy, Removal of Adenoids:

Apparently, Anna’s adenoids were enlarged and this could cause problems with breathing down the road. Also, this could have added to her frequent ear and nasal infections.

Tympanostomy  (P. E.) Tubes, Tubes inserted in ears to help fluid to drain:

Anna had a large amount of fluid build up behind her ear drums. This could be from the ear infections that it never seemed to go away. This causes hearing loss and could be why she has not seemed to hear us sometimes.

Momo’s Side of The Story:

All I know is, I am glad it is over and I just want to hold my sweet angel. She was so good before the surgery, even flirted with the anesthesiologist. After the surgery, she was so upset and grouchy. It has been 5 hours and she is still walking a little funny but doing good. (In Anna’s part of the story I had to assume how she felt about a few things)