Baylor Frisco was amazing. It felt like we were in a hotel and not a hospital. They took us back to the pre-op room, gave Luna a special gown and a teddy bear and some silly juice. We watched Disney Jr and then they came to take her away. She was so brave and I smiled at her as she went off, and then got super nervous in the waiting room. My mom and Belle and I went to the gift shop so Belle could pick a gift out for Luna, and when we got back her surgery was over already!
Dr. Tseng said it went great and took me to her immediately. The poor thing was just waking up in her bed and the nurse had her cough and asked me to climb into bed with her. It was so sweet to hold her and comfort her and they wheeled the both of us up to her room. She watched a lot of TV and ate well at first and then after a few hours lost her appetite. Poor thing needed morphine and then vomited a few times. Everyone went home for the night, and I stayed with her. I can't imagine going home the day of tonsil surgery! It is major surgery and she really need the medical attention, and they wanted to monitor her oxygen levels since she had had sleep apnea before the surgery. The next morning we were ready to go and were discharged by 10am.
The next 2 weeks were recovery time. The first few days were okay, but day 4 was the worst. She just didn't move off the sofa the whole day, and refused to eat, which made her vomit and also didn't want to take her medication, which caused pain, which made her not want to eat, etc. Vicious awful cycle and we even took her bottle of liquid pain meds back to Walgreens to get more flavor! Lots of ice cream and juice.
By day 13 she was back to herself but we still took it easy the next week. I am SO GLAD this is over and hopefully Belle won't have to go through this!