Sunday, December 28, 2008

Try, try try again.

This is Ava right after getting out of the tub this morning. Try to hold this girl down to get her dressed. Now that is a challenge!

This is a short video of Ava getting dressed after her bath.

So poor Ava just tries her hardest to eat and keep things down but sometimes well it doesn't stay down. Today she ate pasta and alfredo. One of her favs! She tried twice and then wanted more after the second time it came up. I told her no and she cried and cried. What must one do?

Keep praying for Ava tummy and bowels to start working together. She has been throwing up clear or yellow. This means it is only her stomach contents and not her entestines. This is progress!

I thought I would let you all know how Lexis's surgery went on Friday. She did super! I was so proud of her.

This was before surgery as you can tell!

So the day after Christmas Lexis had her tonsils out. It went a lot better than I expected. She was very calm and actually excited about the surgery. I think she was most happy about having "room service". Funny girl, what she forgot to think about was that she couldn't eat much liquids and soft foods only! So since pictures are worth 1,000 words here they are.

Again before surgery in her room before going to the waiting room.

This is Dr. Lyons talking to Lex before her surgery. He is so funny!

Group photo before they took her off to surgery. Grandma Helmick, Grandma Diercks, Lexis and Me.

Lexis is smiling just minutes before getting put under.

It will all be over soon Lex.

Here is what they took out. Uhhhh!

Lexis waking up in recovery. My poor Lex. I knew how she felt....MISERABLE.

She attempted to eat about 3 hours after surgery. Opps it didn't stay down. Second times a charm, right?

Her room mate was also having her tonsils removed too. Well after about 3 hours she wanted to go home. Lexis ears perked up and asked me if she could go home too. WE asked the nurse and she said, "Sure if you are feeling okay." She jumped up and then that is when she got sick. So we stayed about another 2 hours then she was discharged. This was when Heather took out her IV.

When we got home I gave her another dose of her pain medicine. It made her very sick so we decided to stick to Tylenol and Motrin. She has very little pain which is very good! She has been playing her guitar hereo she got for Christmas. That sure takes her mind off it all!

So all in all we are doing okay. Keep us in your prayers. I hope Lexis keeps recovering well and has no complications. She is pretty excited about getting a week of gym off at school. If only life were that simple!



Kathyb1960 said...

Hey! One of the girls on the "All 4 My Gals" blog also had her tonsils out the day after Christmas! Wonder if she was your roommate? That would have been interesting! LOL

I hope Lexis is feeling better.

Liz and Shane Nelson said...

Ava you are so funny trying to escape from getting dressed. we are praying that you are able to eat your favorite pasta dish and keep it down. you will soon! Lexis you are one strong little girl for getting your tonsils out. that looked very painful. we are glad you are feeling better.

My Three Sons said...

Is Ava on a feeding tube? I didn't know if she is but it really didn't look like it from her pictures. Is that an option?

I hope Lexis gets to feeling better soon.