Tuesday, March 20, 2007

We're waiting.....

Everything went smoothly this morning. We had to be at the surgery center at 6:00 am. Those of you who know me understand the pain involved in that for me, but I was anxious enough that it was a tad easier than any random Tuesday.

We arrived, got settled, and surprisingly enough, at 6:15 in the morning had our first Beverly Hills celebrity sighting. Anyone remember Craig T. Nelson from Coach & Poltergeist? He was there this morning with his wife having a procedure done. I was filling out paperwork at the same time.

At any rate - Kelley played in the kid's area (smart!) until they called us back, where she layed down and got some "milk of amnesia" - Verced. She has had this before, and she is quite humorous once it hits. I really hope this isn't a preview of the teenage years and college functions. She giggles, slurs her words, tries to talk and we can't understand her - she's very funny. The anesthesiologist, Dr. Jumper, was wonderful. He established a rapport with her right away and made her giggle, talked to her about Princesses (the Disney Post will follow shortly) and made us all feel comfortable.

When it was almost time for her to be taken back to the O.R., she asked me to snuggle with her. Of course I complied. It seems like everyday she gets a little bigger and a little more mature, and so I really want to take advantage of those times when she needs her mommy.

Even in her groggy state, she wanted Ryan to take a ride with her in the gurney - so he rode with her, she hugged Ryan and kissed him, and then she was taken back to the O.R.

And now we wait. It will be probably later in the afternoon before we can take her back to the hotel. More to follow!

Thank you all so much for your thoughts and prayers. We are doing ok while we wait, trying to keep busy.


cheryl said...

John and Karen,
I know everything will go well today. Just wanted you to know that I am thinking of Kelley.

julie said...

"I love you Kelley because you're my friend." says Ella, and Anna was very excited to see the pictures of Kelley. She looks so cute in her princess nighty! Thank you for the update.

The Lowerys said...

Hi Mares family,
Sending you our thoughts and prayers as Kelley (and all of you) recover from todays procedure. She looks like she's playing peek-a-boo with the Dr. in the cute pictures from this morning...what a great attitude she has.
Love to all and thank you for keeping us posted.