Thursday, January 3, 2013

Home!!

Whew! What a day!! So, now that Kennedy is "older" she doesn't qualify for early morning surgery slots anymore. They give those to the babies who can't last without food for a long time, which makes total sense and I was VERY grateful for when Kennedy was a baby and needed to have surgery. However, with Kennedy having hypoglycemia, the later surgery times are proving to be rough on her little body. We got to the hospital around 11:00 this morning and it had been 14 hours since Kennedy had eaten. I got her out of the car and she just kind of looked at me with glassy eyes and said, "My tummy hurts." That's a sign that her blood sugar is starting to go down. We got her signed in and waited and waited and waited. They finally took her back at 1:40 and I was really a little bit concerned that her blood sugar was going to completely tank and she wouldn't be able to recover. She was pretty pale and listless by that point. Thankfully, once she woke up they immediately offered her a slushie, and then another slushie and she was able to keep them down and she perked up quickly. Whew!! Low blood sugar scares me!!

Kennedy and Emmy waiting for the doctors

Not feeling well... this was BEFORE surgery!

All done! Enjoying a slushie!

Yep... the sugar kicked in! hahaha

Anyway!!! She now has brand new ear tubes in. These are t-tubes (her 3rd or 4th set of this kind) which are supposed to stay in extra long. Unfortunately with her, they don't. We go back in 2 weeks for another hearing test and her ENT wants to TRY to do a cleaning in 3 months and see if that will prevent her tubes from falling out. She's not sure Kennedy will be able to handle it though... we'll see.

After we got out of there, we went down the street to the other Children's hospital in Denver to see our other friend Kennedy. She had major reconstructive surgery this week on her ribs and is recovering. Kennedy was excited to see her and send well wishes... even if we did have to sneak in to get to see her. ;) Please keep her in your prayers as she continues to recover. She has a long road ahead of her!

Anyway, now we are home and resting and getting ready to chow down. I'm starving!!! Hope you all have a good evening!! :)

4 comments :

socks said...

If her issue with hypoglycemia is so severe, why don't they make sure that she has a constant dextrose IV? As someone who has had surgery before, this can be allowed depending on the severity.

Alice Fraggle said...

I'm with Socks - why isn't Kennedy a special case with her hypoglycemia? It seems like that should matter. :(
Glad that Kennedy is doing well!

Anne B. said...

Oh my goodness, how "the tongue" picture made me laugh!!!! Kennedy, you are such a precious sweetie!!!! Glad all went well and her recovery was better then her pre-surgery experience. Shame on them for putting her through that! (((BIG HUGS)))!!!

Shoeaddict said...

Yes! I can't imagine that she's not a special case.