The day I took her in to have it closed was hard for me. I was dealing with all my normal surgery angst plus reliving that awful Halloween in 2008 when they put it in. My goal was to do a recreation before and after kind of thing. This caused me to have to think about my every move to try and remember when I took pictures before, so I could try and do the same shots now. All the nurses thought it was really cool but looked at my weird when I would look like I was going to puke after the picture. Give me a break! I'm dealing with something here!
Sadly I can't seem to find the most important picture to me. The very last one I took before they took her into surgery on that Halloween so long ago. Her last whole before the hole picture. It is a much tinier version on the one of her laying sideways on my lap. She fit was back then. So very small.
pre op second belly button
I put one of Emmeline's old G-tubes in her baby so I could show her what I was going to do when we took it out. While she was in surgery getting her tube sewed up I sat in the waiting area sewing up her baby.
She thought it was pretty cool to ride the rolling bed.
She woke up for a second and the promptly gave her some Lortab and she fell right back to sleep. For 4 hours.
2008 post surgery
2013 post surgery. I think it's pretty cute that she slept in almost the same position with her hand pulled up.
She woke up crying once and would only calm if I kept my hand on her head.
Then sleeping beauty awoke.
Well, sleeping something awoke.
Her post surgery dressing
No more stitches!
Awesome new abs!
This was going to be a much more well written post but my brain is shutting down due to our next big Emmeline adventure which is already starting up. She likes to keep it interesting/busy. So this is as good as it gets right now.