Being Me…

and discovering that that is quite the roller coaster ride. Wanna come along?


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Whew – its over

Well Sophie had her surgery and stayed overnight in the hospital. We’re home now, recovering. I’m tired and she’s sore. Overall, she’s doing very well. I’m still giving her mild pain medicine but she’s starting to move better and sit better. Now to get to adjusting to the doctor’s post-surgery instructions…I wish he had mentioned a few things prior to the surgery. Sigh. Well, we’ll do what we need to do but I’m aggravated.


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Surgery is Getting Close

Well, our daughter’s surgery for the g-tube is on Thursday January 30th. Early in the morning, which is good – she’s the first of the day. I’m starting to get anxious, even though I know the hospital well and have confidence in the surgeons. Regardless of all of that, I hate that this is necessary for our daughter.

On the bright side, this should be easier to use for us and easier on Sophie. Having a tube up your nose and down your throat for months on end (seven now, I think) has to be a challenge. It sounds so uncomfortable to me, but she has really put up with it well.

I am not looking forward to the healing process, but I hope it won’t be too bad. They are doing it laparoscopically (I hope that’s how it is spelled). Well as much as I dread this, it will be over soon. The nurse said they estimated about 90 minutes in surgery.

I just want her to get stronger and healthier. I want this to be a great year for all of us.


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Surgery

Well January 30 is the date. She will have the g-tube put in and stay overnight in the hospital. I am sure that it will go fine and she won’t have any problems, but as a mother, you just can’t help but worry. I wish so much that this wasn’t necessary, but she clearly needed the ng-tube that she has had now for over six months. She has put on at least 10 pounds and is still very small for her age. At least she’s improving.

There isn’t much else going on. I did spend four hours at what my husband calls a “doc in a box” (urgent care). Turns out I have bronchitis. Sigh. I can’t say I’m surprised; I get it once or twice a year it seems. At least I have medicine to help get rid of it and deal with the annoying cough.