Thursday, March 19, 2009

She's Awake

Today started very early for us! We began the morning by waking up Emerson at 1 am for a last minute feeding (she was not allowed to eat past 2 am). Of course Emerson was able to go back to sleep but anxious mommy was not! We woke up again at 5:30 am to get ready for our trip to Arnold Palmer. Getting out the door is much more complicated after having kids! After waiting for an hour, Emerson was brought back to begin the procedure. To determine the amount of choloralhydrate she would need, they had to weigh/measure her. She is weighing in at 15 pounds 1 ounce and is 25 3/4 inches long!!! The nurse injected the choloralhydrate into her mouth very slowly. Emerson wasn't a big fan of the taste but she didn't put up too much of a fuss. Once she was asleep, they began to run the echocardiogram machine. The silly girl woke up in the middle of the procedure but layed nice and still for them to complete the scan. When the scan was complete she was laughing and playing on the "big girl bed/table." The nurses couldn't get enough of her sweet personality.
After the scan we met with Dr. Fleishman to ask some last minute questions before surgery. Being back at the hospital brought back some emotions. I remind myself that all of our experiences will better prepare us for the future! I did mention to Dr. Fleishman that we are NOT going to be extending our stay at Arnold Palmer :-)

We are finally home and things seem back to normal. After a very long nap Emerson is playing on her mat and rolling over like usual.

Emerson is such a champ! Even with all of the pokes, monitors, and needles she continues to be the sweetest little girl. I know if she can handle all of this.....we can!!


Cassandre said...

Hi guys!!!

After her surgery, can I come see Emerson at APH???

ksegrest1 said...

She will be your strength through all of this! She is a champion and will carry you both through this! I pray it all goes well. XOXO

Susan said...

we miss Emerson so much!!!! love and kisses from Grammy, Uncle Brian and Aunt Audrey in Shanghai

Kristan and Stephen said...

Emerson is so sweet :) I am so amazed by her! Let me know if you need anything.

KRISTI said...

Way to go Emerson!