Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Codeine Dreams

M was pretty out of it Monday, after 3+ hours of surgery for repairs and reconstruction on the bones surrounding her Eustachian tube. The Hobbled Wife and I agreed that it's really not worth posting all the amazing (and boring) details of the entire procedure. Suffice to say: Very early arrival at the hospital (5:30 a.m.), significant time "under" anesthesia, lots of work done on both ears, and very croggy kid in the many hours post-op.

The kid is a real trooper. When we went back to the recovery room, she was splayed out on the bed, wearing these "ear muffs" - plastic cups filled with gauze and Velcro-ed around her head. There was blood on the pillow case and sheets - - apparently her IV "plugged" so they had to remove that. Oh - and she was holding the little "barf-tray" under her chin. She was not a happy camper.

Finally checked out around 3:00 p.m. Home to the Dude who was off school Monday and had spent the entire day with his Boppa and Grand-Ma-Ma - - who had taught him piano (using M's books from her first year of lessons). She had placed a small piece of masking tape on the ten keys around middle C and and numbered them 1 - 5 (in each direction). He was very fascinated with the piano - - much more so than the violin which we pay a jillion dollars for! Perhaps Grand-Ma-Ma can give violin lessons as well.

This morning M was telling me how interesting some of her dreams were last night. Chalk that up to the Codeine laced Tylenol. It will do it every time.

1 comment:

George said...

That codeine has been known to make some folks sick to their stomach. Hopefully M won't have that issue. Sounds like quite a day.