Thursday, April 23, 2009


OK people, surgery stinks!! I mean, the doctors said that I totally rocked and was like the best patient ever but it still wasn't fun. Daddy got here early in the morning as did Mimi and they held me until the doctors came to get me. Daddy told me that everything was going to be OK, that he knew that I was going to be OK and that he would be waiting for me when I got out. Oh yea, and that he loves me more than anything in the whole world. Mimi was just telling me how much she loves me and how proud of me she is. And then around 8:30 the doctors came to take me down to the OR (that's fancy talk for Operating Room) for my procedure.

Daddy and Mimi got to walk down with me and then they gave me a kiss and had to go wait in the waiting room until the doctors had done their thing. The whole ordeal only took about an hour and before I knew it I was waking up.

Man, that stuff they use to put you out really makes you wacky. Daddy was there shortly after they got me back to my bed and I was able to wake up a little bit for him but these drugs really make me tired and I slept most of the day. I tried to eat around 2 but was still so groggy that I didn't do so well. I was really hungry since I hadn't eaten all night and my throat was a little scratchy from the breathing tube they used during surgery and when Daddy gave me the bottle I went after it like it was the last bottle on the planet. One problem, my excitement mixed with the grogginess made me forget to breathe and I had a few bradycardia episodes. This happened on the first couple of feeds but I ate like a champ again at my night feeding. I only took 50 mLs but they are walking me slowly up to full feeds. If I can do that, they will take my IV out and it won't be long until they send me home.

Until then, the nurses are giving me a ton of love and are giving me tylenol for my discomfort. My incisions are only 2 cms a piece but they are pretty uncomfortable and I let out some good cries when they start to bother me. The docs say they won't be bothering me much longer and that I will never remember having the procedure when I grow up. I can handle that because right now, I wish I didn't have to have the surgery at all.

Anyway, thanks to all you awesome folks who have been praying for me. Daddy tells me about all the people who follow this blog and about all of you who are praying for us. He was telling me that sometimes the best gift you can give someone is as simple as saying a little prayer. So, thanks for all the gifts you've been sending our way. We love you all soo much!!

Well, I am gonna get some more sleep and am going to try to flush out the grogginess. Hopefully I wake up feeling somewhat like normal tomorrow. Daddy promised to be here first thing in the morning to give me tons of lovin. That's AWESOME! Goodnight rockstars!!

Love Always, Lily


  1. Hooray! Little Lily, we are so proud of you and and your accomplishments. How brave and wonderful you have been throughout your first months of life. You have so many of your mother's amazing traits. Your Daddy has definitely been blessed with outstanding women to surround him. Keep us posted on your recovery! XOXO from New Jersey, Meredith

  2. All of my children were just gathered around the computer with me... ooh and ahhing over how adorable baby Lily is.

    Lily, honey, I had similar surgery six weeks ago so I can kind of imagine how you are feeling. You seem to be on the fast path to recovery and I am praying that you continue to get better.

    I truly mean it when I say that I am *inspired* by your courageous spirit. I am also humbled by the selfless devotion of your Daddy and family. Best wishes, little sweetheart.

  3. Lily, I had to take my son to Children's Hospital yesterday so that he could get tubes put into his ears. I was thinking about you alot and how strong you are. I kept thinking how cool it could of been if I could of met you!!!! You and your family are an inspiration!

  4. We are so glad to know that your surgery went well! You truly are one strong, amazing chick! Lots of love!
    Tiffany and Tommy

  5. Hey Little Lily,

    We walked during the March of Dimes (March for Babies) this morning and I thought about you the entire walk. I went with some friends and we had a great time with beautiful weather! You have so much love and year I want to make a BIG team to support you for this big event. You are so awesome!!!

    I'm so excited for the huge leaps that you've taken in these past few weeks! I can't wait to see what these next few weeks have in store for you. :) Keep doing what you do best! Much love to you sweet girl!

    Prayers, thoughts, and continued support
    Alison, Mike, and Gwyn