Monday, January 10, 2011

Yet another afternoon surgery...

Summer is having her port-a-cath placed tomorrow afternoon. Afternoon surgeries are miserable. For anyone, I'm sure, but even more so for a two-year-old. And the two-year-old's parents!

We check in at 2:15 for 3:30 surgery, which means Summer can't have milk or solid food after 7:30am, and clear liquids until 11:30. She's not a morning eater to begin with, so really that means we better pack her full of food before she goes to bed tonight. I'm planning a 9pm run to the Ranch Drive-In for french fries and a milk shake.

Part of the problem with afternoon surgeries is that, by the end of the day, the hospital is inevitably running late. Last time they started two hours late - hopefully this time won't be quite as bad.

The surgery itself is about 45 minutes, start to finish. She'll have some recovery and monitoring time at Children's afterward, but we should be going home tomorrow evening if all goes well.

As always, I'll post quick updates throughout.

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