Sunday, May 9, 2010

Sedation update

Just a quick note to say thanks to those who sent along their support and to let you know that the sedation went really well, Hannah was a total champ. She was fascinated by the IV insertion and watched the whole thing (thank God for Emla cream so she didn't feel any pain). She definitely had moments of being a little anxious as there were so many people coming in and out of her little "pod"--anesthesia resident, nurses, child life specialist and when Dr. B came to test her range of motion before the procedure she kind of freaked out, afraid he was about to do the shots. But otherwise she did fine. When she woke up from her little propyphol (sp?) nap, she said, "Why didn't Dr. B do the shots?" When she realized it had already happened while she was asleep, I think she was pretty relieved.

It was a little more difficult for me...just being in a very hospital-like setting, seeing the heartrate/sat monitors again, seeing one of our former NICU nurses who was our nurse at the Comfort Zone, watching Hannah "go under"; it was definitely a bit traumatic and also made me think more about what it will be like if/when Hannah has surgery, which is a very real possibility.

But overall I think it was worth all of that so that Hannah didn't have to experience the pain of the multiple shots.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Sounds like - despite the new trauma - it wasn't as bad for Hannah. I hope she is feeling the benefits now. :)