Tuesday, April 1, 2008

agitation for most kids, means anger for katie

they told me that she would wake up from the operation disoriented and agitated....
oh crap, so of course when i went in to see my adorable little girl asleep after the tubes were inserted, i was relieved and i smiled, the doctor and nurse smiled back and said everything went great, and she should be waking up in a couple of"...SCREAM!!!! flailing of the arms and anger comes too soon for the doctor to finish, "uh...yeah some kids come out a little more angry than others" dont patronize me i know the girl came with attitude, i try to do all the things they told me to do that would calm her down, the bottle, she grabs it and chucks it, starts grabbing at her clothes and arching her back..."wow she's mad." yeah you think?! i ask if i can hold her, they say sure, take her vitals as well as they can. the nurses look at me, smiling kind of nervously, i say stupidly "that's my girl" and when we can't console her the nurse asks me if i want to change her back into her jammies to see if that helps. "sure lets try that." it takes all my power and the nurse to keep her on the bed as i tackle putting on her pj's all the while katie arches her back and throws a fit. "really hates the get her diaper changed, and clothes changed..." i say in between breaths...the nurses finally stop trying to help after 15 minutes and katie is still pretty mad at everyone, but not screaming like before, just swearing at everyone in her katie cries, so i take my adorably cute screaming in baby language "you fools, imbeciles, idiots, what have you done to me!" daughter, and with the help of the cowarding nurse that got the short straw out of the bunch to help me out of the hospital, we make it to my car only for me to stress out that i'm going to look like a horrible mother trying to "push" my daughter who has become a stiff board out of stubbornness because she sees the car seat. i start to try to "fold" her into her chair, and i tell the nurse thank you, and she starts to walk away backwards with big eyes, yeah i know...
finally get her in the car, and start the car, katie makes a final protest and then "ah ah" for her bottle, i give it to her she drinks it and within minutes of driving she's smiling and then conks out. "for the love of...YOU HAVE GOT TO BE JOKING ME" drive the rest of the way home, she's sleeping profoundly. get home, turn off the car, and she wakes up a little and whimpers, and then i try to put her down she does not want to sleep, instead she wants to play. "you know i've been up since 4:45 this morning right?" i ask her, she just smiles, and starts playing with her doll house (given to us by our neighbor) oh well, i don't know if this will help with the general crankiness, but here's to hoping!

6 comments:

Jada2929 said...

Poor girl. Hope lots of hugs and smooches help her recover fast.

SLO Rober said...

Isn't that the most embarrasing thing! Ty does that to me every time I go to the grocery store. I'm really not exagerating. He screams and throws things then refuses to get into his car seat. I just try and smile and try to look like I have it all under control. We do, don't we?
We almost put tubes in Briggs' ears last year, but he grew out of his ear infections.

Marci said...

ohhh Vanessa..thank you for sharing that. I have two girls who act the same way on about a daily basis. You don't notice exactly how bad it is until someone else is watching you with that look in their eye. Like you said someone watching you put your freaking out child in their carseat is so much worse then no one watching. I feel for ya honey. Also have the one who refuses to get her diaper changed...what is up with that? Like I want to change her poopy diaper???!!
Anyway, I hope that your little angel feels better soon and that you survive it! Have a great day!

Fleming Family said...

Wow, what an ordeal. I guess normalcy is what she was looking for. Glad to hear she calmed down. Just lay near her and take a cat nap, she'll be fine! Close a door so you can hear her trying to leave. :)

I hope the tubes help and I'm impressed you stuck to your guns with the insurance company and all involved. What a rediculous mess! Way to hold it together.

Here's hoping for a Katie nap soon, I'm sending vibes to her right now! :)

The White House said...

Avery did the same thing when she woke up from anesthesia (she had a blocked tear duct)- mad as hornets I tell you! Nothing calmed her down until the medication wore off a little more.

Glad to hear that the procedure is done and all went well (except for the waking up part of course). Hoping for a quick recovery, IMMEDIATE relieve for Katie, and some sleep for both of you!

Jenny said...

Oh my goodness! I'm sorry for you having to go through that ordeal, but I'm glad that that seemed to be the worst part of the whole procedure - hopefully everything else was smooth sailing, and she'll recover quickly and return soon to her (mostly) smiling self! ;)

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