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Is it possible... UPDATE x2 in first post

We are HOME! Surgery went well. Yahoo
They did have to cut a nerve and her muscle but where able to stitch it all back together. If all goes well she should have about 90% function from that muscle still which means she will still have facial expressions on that side of her face. 100% of the mass was taken out, tho when they started to remove it, it burst open. They were able to get the rest out and do clean up. The scar is slightly bigger because the mass was slightly bigger than they exected.
The mass is being sent off to lab for tests and we should have those results Friday or Monday.
She spiked a fever 100.8 and said we need to keep an eye out for infection. She was put all the way under, had a breathing tube for about 30 minutes. She began breathing on her own about 20 minutes after being taken off anesthesia.
They noticed she had raspy, rough breathing before she went under and after. Checked it out and she has tonsils the size of an adult. Its not swelling either they are just massive and she is TINY. [2 yrs old 20.5 lbs] So another surgery is in her future.

Right now: She has eaten lunch and a few cookies and some sprite and tons of water. She is still loopy and will be since her pain meds make her loopy also. Its kinda like have a drunk toddler. She can hardly walk with out stumbling, has slurred speech and glassy eyes. Its pretty adorable actually!


Thanks for all the well wishes ladies! It means a lot!!

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9:46pm Kaylee started to develop a fever. Will check on her at 130 am for her next round of medication. So far the fever is 100 and we arent supposed to worry unless the fever reached 101.5.

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Is it possible to stress about NOT stressing?!

Tomorrow is Kay's surgery, and of course being her mother I am FREAKING THE HECK OUT! ugh My tiny baby is going under the knife and under anesthesia!

I am trying to keep myself relaxed and calm, because I know stress is not good for the baby baking inside me, but gosh is it hard! Every single thing that could go wrong is passing through my head. I have had nightmares about her not waking up or missing her eye and ugh...not good.

I keep telling myself everything will be FINE, but heading into the medical field myself and knowing what I already know and percentages and numbers ect ect Its hard to keep saying "Nothing will go wrong, it will be perfect."

But...It will be fine. Nothing will go wrong. It will be perfect.

PsycheGal's picture
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Ugh I am so sorry to hear that your daughter is having surgery. I would be a complete fruitcake myself!

Lots of :bigarmhug:

Hope everything goes as smoothly as possible and that she has a super-speedy recovery!

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It will go great!!!!!! The surgeons do this all the time and are very prepared!!! Your little gal will do wonderful and everything will be perfect!!!!! I know it is so hard to not think about all the "what ifs" but try and stay positive and calm. I will be praying for you guys tomorrow!!!!

MJ3
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"emansmom" wrote:

It will go great!!!!!! The surgeons do this all the time and are very prepared!!! Your little gal will do wonderful and everything will be perfect!!!!! I know it is so hard to not think about all the "what ifs" but try and stay positive and calm. I will be praying for you guys tomorrow!!!!

THIS!!! I would be a nervous wreck too though for sure!! Please keep us posted!! Can I ask why she's having surgery? You don't have to answer of course lol.

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:bigarmhug::bigarmhug::bigarmhug:

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I hope Kay's surgery goes well today. You both will be fine!!:bigarmhug:

Broodymama's picture
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HUGS!!! My son just had surgery in April. I know that feeling and it's no good. They put some stuff up his nose to relax him and they only used gas for him. It was stressful and I totally had a little break-down as the nurses took him away but it was all fine. They deal with so many kids and they know what they're doing. He was having hernia surgery, btw. Wink She'll be fine and she'll bounce back like nothing ever happened.

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Massive massive hugs and all my positive thoughts are going to your LO.
Positve thoughts are going to you too to try and stop you stressing...but you know what...you're a mum and you are always going to stress..its a healthy stress though because if you didn't it wouldn't be right.

Huges hugs!!
Let us know how it went and feel free to rant and vent here as much as you like..letting it out will lessen the tension.
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xMyLovelyLadyBumpx's picture
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Thank so much ladies!

MJ3
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I am so glad to hear it went well!!!!!!!! :bigarmhug: That must have been soooo stressful Sad

RonanTheBarbarian's picture
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So glad to hear all is well! Ronan was put under by gas to have his spica cast put on at 7 weeks and I was SOOOO scared, so I can only imagine how you felt having her all the way under with a breathing tube!
Here's to fast healing! :bighug:

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Yay!!! So glad everything went well!

Lizbet22's picture
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Ditto, so happy all is well.
now its lots of pampering time for the littleun and mummy. Biggrin
xxxx

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Ashley, I'm glad the surgery went well and your guys are at home resting. :bigarmhug::bigarmhug:

xMyLovelyLadyBumpx's picture
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Thank you so much ladies! (: She is sound asleep after a yummy brunch and a round of Toy Story 3 and meds

So far the fever is still around, hoping it goes away by tomorrow so we dont have to go back!

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Glad to hear that it all turned out alright. Liesel had concious sedation for stitches in her tongue last month and I was freaked out. I can inly imagine what it was like for you. Here's hoping and praying she heals up quickly and is off the pain meds soon.