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February 23, 2012

She is actually a pretty good patient!

Cross my fingers as it is only day 1 - but honestly I didn't know what to expect, we are blessed in that the worst it has been around here is strep and chicken pox!  Yesterday and the day before I was getting text messages and calls from friends and family asking what kind of ice cream she liked and was there anything they could do for me - I told them "she loves sherbert and I may need lots of Boones"!  And when we got home yesterday there was already ice cream in the freezer, a  Dairy Queen cherry Arctic Freeze and a bottle of Boones in the fridge - I love our friends!  We may have to go out and purchase a new freezer with all the visitors bringing ice cream that we have lined up - note: I am not complaining please don't cancel or not bring the ice cream because I am more than willing to purchase a new freezer for the happiness of my girl and my love her need for ice cream!

Here she is in the hospital yesterday waiting to go into surgery, we were playing around with Instagram!
She was overly fascinated with her IV!

We got to the hospital at 8:30 in the morning and she went into surgery around 10:30 and back out in less than half an hour.  After she came out of the anesthesia they moved her up to the peds unit where we stayed until about 4:30 in the afternoon - she had a little trouble staying awake to drink enough so that we could go home any sooner!  This is where I must say how happy we were with Columbus Regional Hospital, the nurses, dr's, anesthesiologist and staff were awesome, friendly and so helpful!  It was kind of a fluke that we ended up down there - the ENT Specialist that we were referred to works out of Columbus and Johnson Memorial, which was originally the hospital that we choose - but since we are self-employed and therefore have self-employed insurance which for us puts our deductible at $11,000 per person requires that we check into how much items on the "menu" are going to cost so that we can get the money together - anyway when we called Johnson Memorial their "menu" prices seemed steep so I decided to call Columbus just to do a little bargain shopping and it paid off - they were A LOT cheaper - isn't that what everyone looks for in health care - cheap!  But in all seriousness we loved it down there and obviously short of emergency's (because of distance) this will be our hospital of choice!

So that leads us to today - here she is all "nested" and resting!  She has her bell and wipe and write board  -which I will be honest I didn't give her till this morning when I figured out that she was going to be a good patient and the only 2 things she has written on the board are "I love you" & "Do you want me to go get my sherbert?"  to which I responded "I love you too" & "yes I'd like 2 dips of course not" )!  She also got  balloons and care package of stuff to do from her Gramma and Grumpy (Chris' parents)!

Pretty much all she demands is that I lay in the same room with her and watch Disney movies and when I get her Sherbert I get myself some too!  Now that is my kind of patient!

PS Chris:  she did say that it would make her feel a lot better if you and the other 2 kids would clean the kitchen and do a couple of loads of laundry while I was caring for her - but don't ask her if that's true because her throat hurts really bad you wouldn't want to make her talk!

And last night she got some really exciting news that I can't wait to share when it is official - I am so proud of her!


  1. Oh dear me, take care girls all is going to be fine.I am so happy everything is OK Enjoy the sherbert and I am sure the kitchen will be clean when you both get home.
    HUGS B

  2. Praying for her speedy recovery!! I have been on the $40.00 a month hospital pay off paln since 2009.. It is after all, an interest free loan.. Just a thought.

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  4. She IS a very good patient...hope she recuperates quickly.

  5. im glad all is well. well wishes for a speedy recovery!

  6. Glad all is going well for her and you! I can relate to the 'shopping' when it comes to health care, we have a huge deductable and copays, so when I can I shop. I have found one hospital that will deduct up to 20% if the bill is paid in full, we try to keep money set aside so we are able to save and not make payments, although I am sure if the bill was large we would do payments.

  7. OK, I still cant' figure out what happened. Did she get her tonsils out? How did I miss this? UGH! Tell little Miss to hang in there. Ice cream wasn't so easy to swallow those first few days after surgery, but it does get easier (the milky stuff creates a fill that just doesn't like to go down the throat?!?!?!)

    Hang in there.