Friday, December 10, 2010


We went to the Children's Hospital to have tubes inserted into Jellybean's ears.  The doctors really try their best to make things fun for the little ones.  Even though Jellybean wasn't as aware of the situation as, say, a four or five year old would be, they still let us try on funny hats and play with the doctors' equipment before going into surgery.

One thing I learned about my child, is that she does NOT sleep on medication.  Since she couldn't have any food or drink before the surgery, she wouldn't take a nap.  After all, who wants to nap on an empty tummy?  After the surgery--which took all of ten minutes--she woke up feeling pretty groggy.  The nurses warned me that she would be fussy until the anesthesia wore off, but then she would probably sleep for the rest of the day.  They were wrong.  Very, very wrong.  Not only did Jellybean not nap, but she wouldn't even go to bed until 9:30 p.m.  I just don't get it.

Alas, dear blogging world, we can all rest easy that this incident is finally over!


  1. oh good! such a relief!! That is such a cute picture!!

    I didn't have to have whale blubber or anything cultural! My boss did try and make me eat caribou stew but I avoided it. I ate the cheese and crackers and veggies that were also provided!! PHEW!

  2. Boy, that must have been a long day for you...I would imagine I would have been ready for a nap post surgery.

    She looks really cute in her little hat..and you too mum!

    mama to 8
    one homemade and 7 adopted

  3. I'm glad she is doing OK. I think operations like that can be scary to a kid, no matter how minimal it is.