After checking into the paediatric ward and getting her little theatre gown on, she was in full on colouring in mode right into the theatre waiting area. She was really so funny - high as a kite on the pre-meds, giggling about everything and thank goodness, went down calmly and smiling. The anaesthesiologist was really so good with her, talking calmly and making little jokes. It is always tough, that moment when they go down. So much easier if they do not go down fighting. I gave her a kiss, left her and her trusty Snoopy dog with the doctors and waited the time away with Hunter.
After about and hour and 45 minutes the doctor came to tell us that all went well and after another 10 minutes she was out and on her way to the ward - sleeping tightly. She came to calmly and Hunter said goodbye to her and she slept for about an hour. She woke up wanting water and sore, and saying she was hungry. The sister and I were both delighted and she was given some drops for the pain and told to drink a bit more water before we proceed to food. The next moment it was all out! And she continued vomiting and sleeping on and off until the anaesthesiologist was called to prescribe more for the vomiting as she was by now really not doing well. So after more meds and a nap, she got some pain medicine first and managed to eat a little bit before we were eventually discharged at 4:30 - we should have been out there by 12:00 if all went to plan.
I will admit that there were moments yesterday afternoon where I actually very briefly regretted doing this - it was so tough to see her so sick, knowing that she was 100% fine the morning we brought her in. But after she stopped vomiting, and when we got home, I was just relieved it was done and over with, and once again rested in our decision. It was the right thing to do. It was her very first operation, so now we know that she is one of the low percentage of people that have a violent reaction to it and will know to warn ahead of time in future. Apparently there is something they can give them in theatre to relieve this.
Thanks again for all your support my friends in the computer.