Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Dental done

Reagan slept well last night, waking up at 7am when we loaded her into the car to head to the hospital. We spoke to anesthesia and they informed us that she was not just going to get light iv sedation, they were going to do general anesthesia and they were going to intubate her (up the nose)...all news to us. Reagan was a good girl as we waited...they took her back a whole 2.5hrs after we got there. Once she was back, everything moved quickly. They came and got us about 45min later to go to recovery. The doctor told us that he only had to do 2 caps and 2 fillings! I was pleasantly surprised to hear that! They also cleaned the tartar off her other teeth. So for now, all looks good. Reagan was crying when we got there. She had blood on her lips and in her mouth and also up her nose. I hooked her back up to her pump full of pear juice, gave her some tylenol and then picked her up. She fell asleep in my arms...and there she slept. We kept telling the nurse that she always does this but she wasn't having it. She made us try to wake her up. Bad idea. The screaming started and so did the breath holding. Now the nurse was super nervous because her sats dropped into the low 40s (I've seen them go to the 30s before when she's holding her breath). We kept telling her that she always does this when she's in pain. She had to call the anesthesiologist who said that he wasn't worried about it because he didn't give her any narcotics and that we could just go home. Then they came and took her iv out. That woke her up! Then the crying started. She cried all the way home and for hours afterward. Her eyes were so puffy and swollen, she could barely open them! She'd try to yawn but she'd only get her mouth half open and then she'd start crying. So pathetic. You know she's tired but she just can't get to sleep. Poor thing. She kept grabbing at her mouth as if to tell us that's what was hurting her. Finally this afternoon she settled down. We even saw a few smiles. This girl is such a trouper. She's been through so much and somehow manages to keep a smile on her face. Thank you all for your prayers and keep them coming for a quick recovery!


My poor little one...

4 comments:

Jackson's Blog said...

Glad the day is over for you all! I hope everyone gets rest tonight!!!

Anonymous said...

Praying for Reagan to recover quick and get some good rest! Glad you got it over with! She is such a trooper! :)
Jamie-AZ

Debbie said...

what an angel!

glad she got through it and the procedure went well.

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

She looks adorable, even with her swollen little eyes. I hope she is feeling better today!