Julia and I got to the hospital at 7 am today for her 8:30 surgery. Busy busy, but again, I think our hospital is awesome! Dr. Del went in and check for fistulas and yep they are there. I knew about the one she had in front--I figured bone graft will take care of it, but it's more extensive then what I thought. Then she has a pinpoint area in the middle of her palate. While Julia was under, she asked the other plastic surgeon Dr. Benz (also a totally cool guy and doctor) to take a look at her hand. Since Julia is a girly girl (her words) she wanted him to assess and see about anything with a fingernail for her "big" finger. Interestingly enough there is. He has transplanted toenail grafts on to fingers to produce a nail. Varying success. Ted and I have discussed more work on her hand but we've decided this is a decision for her to make in the future. But--awesome news. I didn't know they can do stuff like that. What a great option to offer her.
Beyond that news, nasal cauterization went well--apparently that big vessel healed up (Vaseline--I will swear by that stuff from now on!) and there we a couple smaller ones near the front of her nose that looked suspicious. Then the adenoids are gone. She had some emergence delirium coming out of surgery--actually unhooking her IV and getting blood all over the place. Poor nurse--don't think she know what to think of me. Things happen.
So here's the amazing part--after resting for a couple of hours--Julia is up and playing the wii. Basically refusing to relax at all. And yelling at her brothers--much to my dismay. I'd rather she rest her throat.
Boy, that surgery the end of April is going to be a bitch. Sphincter, fistula repair, nasal revision. Yeah that will be an overnighter and that's good. It might be the only way to keep her down. Then comes the at home and not running around. HAHAHA
I'll try to slow Chewie down this weekend and get an updated photo. Looks pretty darn good.