Friday, April 13, 2012

Privacy Please!

This morning while Violet was using the potty she told me "I need privacy."

So...ok..."Call me if you need me." I said.

This is an awesome development. I can almost imagine the day when I don't have to be in charge of everyone's butts in the house.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Update On Our Patient

Violet is home now and resting comfortably from her surgery. She was a trooper this morning, very happy (aka clueless) when we got there and was happy to greet all the doctors and play with the toys in the waiting room. When the doctors took her back she was very brave and apparently was asking the Anesthesiologist for a purple mask (not the pink one they gave her). Good news is they had the right color so she was very interested in that.

The surgery itself was successful. Doctor said she had an active infection (no surprise) and her adenoids were HUGE. He also was able to open up her sinuses with the balloon and did not need to remove any tissue. So all in all he expects she should see a lot of improvement from this ordeal.

Not such a smooth ride coming out of the anesthesia. She was flailing and crying in a horse cry I'd never heard before and her eyes were wild. Obviously she was disoriented and scared and a little sore so I laid in the bed with her and we reassured her. She got much better as the anesthesia wore off. Actually when we were cleared to leave she didn't want to; she wanted to stay and finish the movie we were watching (A Bugs Life), so we did.

Because of the infection, she will have to complete yet ANOTHER round of antibiotics and a steroid, but after that she is expected to make a full recovery.

Little sister, Vivian, apparently missed Violet at the park this morning. She was happy, but didn't play as usual. They are buddies and even Violet perked up when Vivian came to see her once we got home. Very sweet to see how much they love each other.

We're so proud of you big girl, Violet. It's over and we hope you start feeling much better soon. We love you!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Operation: "Evict Boogies" - For Real This Time

Tomorrow is the big day when Violet will go in for her surgery. Looking forward to this time tomorrow when it's all over. I'm feeling quite anxious, but not because I'm worried about the surgery; more because I'm worried that Violet won't understand why she has to do this and that she might be scared. That makes me sad. Also, she doesn't have any fear of the doctor and she likes going to see her pediatrician and her specialist. I'm really hoping this experience doesn't make her afraid to go back to the doctor. Like the time we drove down to South Padre Island and for months afterwards she didn't want to get in the car, she wanted to walk everywhere because she thought we were going to take her on a 6 hour car ride to HEB!

On a lighter note, Dr. Thompson the ENT surgeon looks like Daniel Tosh and I think that's amusing.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

More Easter Fun

Violet and Loreli splashing in the pool

Pretty Vivian, 17 Months

Smiling BIG, because water is FUN!

Loreli and Violet

These plants get a lot of water.

Easter Egg Hunt

Great Easter morning and perfect for an easter egg hunt.

Easter Bunny Vivian

Seriously, Mom, get the pool out!

Easter Baskets FOUND!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Crack Salad

Every so often we are lucky enough to get a shipment of Buddy's Salad Dressing from Carole and Lucille in Pocatello, ID. The whole family loves it. Here is a Video of Violet enjoying her "Buddy's Breath", she can't shovel it in fast enough.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Operation: Evict Boogies. Not so fast

So disappointed that we had to postpone Violet's surgery by 1 week since she caught the hand, foot and mouth virus that Vivian had. It's a wicket virus that causes blisters on the hands, feet and mouth (duh!), and it's really uncomfortable. She's already feeling better, but the surgery now is 4/11.