Little Miss Talk Alot (Above) Andy and Floyd (Below)
Before I get into everything with my surgery I just wanted to tell you about Sage's 19 month well baby visit and share a gabber jaw video of Sage (she is so takative) She still is only 20 pounds..lol...still not on the %ile chart, but she is in the 50th percentile for her height and head. And the doctor said she has huge feet, so it looks like she got the curse of the big feet like her mommy and my grandma and other members of my family..lol..and everything looks great! We finally got to meet Andy' baby Floyd last weekend. I didn't get any picture of them together, but here is one of him and Andy that Carol sent. He is SO cute and at 4 months he weighs probably 18-19 pounds, so almost as much as Sage at 19 months. He is going to be a big baby! He is so good and just sort of hangs out, I totally miss that age! They are going fishing in Nasselle for the week, so it was really good to see them while they passed through and Cait came down also, and Ashley too who has moved up to Seattle, so I got to see all of them who I haven't' seen in a while!!
So everything went fine with my surgery. Dr Sears had to bring in another surgeon to help her with my left ovary because if was embedded in my pelvis where there alot of nerve endings and blood vessesl, but while she was in there she looked at my right ovary and said it looked in good condition and thinks that it will hold up for many years so I don't have to have it removed and go into early menopause since that would be a disaster with my high blood pressure and the hormones I would have to take. I did have to get a shot of insulin because my blood sugar was too high and so we kept monitoring that, and also I had unusually low blood pressure 110/54 when my bottom number is usally in the 90's or 100's, so we are keeping a close eye on this now too.
The first day of surgery I was pretty out of it all day, and was in a lot of pain because the morphine push button just wasn't enough for my high tollerance. For some reason, even though never in my life have I liked vanilla yougurt and granola, I am now obsessed with it and have been eating a ton of it.
There wasn't without some drama. A few days before my surgery a man carrying 3 guns came into the ER and started shooting people before the secuity shot and took him out. While talking to my nurse she said that if I heard "Code Black" or "Code Gray" it was usually not good...black meaning threat with weapon, gray meaing threat with no weapon to nurses etc. So while I was in the hospital we had a code black on the 4th floor (I was on the 7th). We had a code red (fire) where they locked us in our room, and we had a code Grey on my floor at 2am and I could hear a guy screaming yelling and the nurses trying to contain him. It sounded like in the room right next to me and outside my hallway so I hid in my bathroom...
The good news is that so far the healing has been good. I have a little redness and brusing that the doctor thinks might be the start of an infection. I am able to get up and walk around some when my husband isn't yelling at me to get back to bed. As I said I am eating a ton of yogurt and granola. Thank goodness for my awesome parents who have been taking care of Sage. Jeramy as always has been GREAT! He is such a good husband and care taker. I am also so lucky to have such a supportive extended family of cousins and aunts and uncles on the otherside of the mountain and beyond, who I love so much and who I know love me. Emily is even going to come help take care of me...how lucky I am to be surrounded by such amazingly loving people who loves me and my family enough to drop everything and come to help us. But the cool thing is, she knows I would do the same in a heartbeat, because that is what family does! And I am so glad that we have such an amazing family!
Thank you again to everyone who prayed for my health and recovery! I appreciate the love so much and I know that is why I am doing so well now. So after this whole 6 to 8 week recovery, I should have a totally new, pain free life that I am anxiously anticipating!