Friday, March 28, 2014

From Surgery Day...

Today I had surgery to repair an umbilical hernia. We spent several weeks preparing and today was the big day.  It was as positive an experience as one could have when undergoing surgery.

Mom made a new plant to add to my Plants vs Zombies family. This time it was "Wall-Nut" - whom I consider one of the bravest of the "plants". She also drew me a "guidebook" of plants from my favorite iPad game. My new plant and my most cherished "Daniel Cat" joined me in the operating room.

I had a great time decorating my anesthesia mask, too.

Dad accompanied me back to operating room (he even got to gown up, too). Actually, I had a whole crew of staff that accompanied me back. Surgery took 1 hour 5 minutes. We were at the hospital about 7 hours total. Love my surgeon - Dr. B.

I woke up very peacefully and quietly. My vital signs were monitored for a while before I left the hospital in style in a blue wagon. (I recall nothing of the surgery - just falling asleep and waking up - both with Dad at my side.)

When I arrived home I was given the dolls the hospital sent home for sister and myself. We get to use fabric markers to decorate their faces. They even came with hospital gowns and their own bandages, syringes, and anesthesia masks, too.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Snap Shots from My School...

Some of the photos are from Grandparents Day, some are from me on my share day. If you are wondering why there are none with kids' faces it is because we are protecting privacy for the students. I really do have many friends at school and from what Mom hears from some of the other parents I am well liked by my peers. She has heard many of the girls say they want to marry me when we grow up because I am nice.

Check out Mrs. T up there - she is amazing how she gets us all to listen and focus.

That is Mrs. W, our principal's office. I hope to never HAVE to visit there.

Grandparents Day 2014...

Last week at school was Grandparents Day. I am most fortunate to have three grandparents who live locally and are healthy enough to attend my gathering at school. Many photos are taken from a distance because the room was so full of grandparents. It was a wonderful time. Mrs. T was awesome, as always. The first photo is of me with Grandma and Grandpa N - it was for the bulletin board to be displayed on Grandparents Day.