Thursday, May 6, 2010

Carly Gets Tubes

Our little Carly girl had to get tubes in her ears today. Dang those ear infections! I hope this works though, because I was getting sick of pumping her full of antibiotics for the last 2 months, only to have them not work at all! I know it's a short, simple and common procedure, but I still didn't like the idea of my baby being knocked out and having her ears cut.

Steve took Carly in bright and early to get her blood pressure taken and get all ready...I took Easton to a friend's house (thank you Christi for knowing, even though I tried to deny it, that it would be easier not to have Easton with us) and then met them there. When I walked in and saw her in her tiny hospital gown I just about died from cuteness overload. That almost made the whole thing worth it. Really it only took about ten minutes, and besides the 1/2 hour of serious screaming and major confusion while she came off the anesthesia, it was pretty much a breeze.

I hope my children never have any serious health issues. I will be a nervous wreck if they do. I didn't sleep at all last night because of this measly little procedure.

20 comments:

Kara said...

I wouldn't have slept either- it's not measly to see your kid have to go through anything slightly painful, confusing or small! I'm glad she's doing better and I hope those dang tubes work too! I may be right behind you.

Christi said...

That picture melts my heart! I am so glad that she is doing well. We had fun with Easton!!!

Tara said...

I am so glad it went well! I would be nervous too. She is so darling and I hope this keeps those stupid ear infections away for good!

p.s. I am laughing so hard at your dying of cuteness overload. ha ha!! you are so funny, and totally right that she is TOO CUTE!

WASHINGTON SOUTHWORTHS said...

Look at the big, beautiful, blue eyes! I hate when kids are sick, have to go the doctor, etc, etc. Doesn't matter how simple the procedure is, it's still stressful. Hopefully this helps clear everything up quick!

Courtenay Beth said...

oh my cute. she looks adorable all ready for her proceedure, and those eyes-now I'm just dying of cuteness overload!!!

LeAnn said...

I can't wait to see her! And all of you!

Alifinale said...

Cute girl. I am sorry that she (and you) had to go through this. I think anything no matter how small is a big deal to the mom.

So glad that you let Christi take Easton. Hope things go better from here on out for those cutest ears.

Carina & Dan said...

glad it went well! they are so cute in the little baby gowns.

Rebecca and Nick said...

Poor baby girl. I hope she is better from ear infections here on out. Owen has only had one since he got tubes over 2 years ago. The anesthesia part was definitely the worst. No one had warned me of that! It was fun to have Easton come for preschool! You have cute kids.

Our Pratt Pack said...

Awe poor thing but she does look stinkin cute in that gown!!

Teresa, mom, Deitz, Aunt Dee Dee said...

So sorry to hear about Carly's ears. It was probably harder on you as the mom than anybody else. Hope that she has a ear infection free future! Love ya all.

Melanie said...

oh my poor baby! (I mean you of course) just kidding. I hope this will help Carly! I guess there is nothing better to die of than cuteness overload! She is such a beauty! Miss you guys!

Megan and Greg said...

That is just the saddest little thing ever! I can't imagine someone so small getting put under and all that. I'm glad it went well and will hopefully solve a lot of problems! I love you Em!

Lara said...

It's the hardest thing (besides the C-section) I've ever had to do. Ashlynn-Marie has had a total of 4 surgeries so far, it doesn't get any eaiser with each one.
We were praying for you guys, and are glad everything turned out all right... We love you all and can't wait to see you...

Lara said...

It's the hardest thing (besides the C-section) I've ever had to do. Ashlynn-Marie has had a total of 4 surgeries so far, it doesn't get any eaiser with each one.
We were praying for you guys, and are glad everything turned out all right... We love you all and can't wait to see you...

Jenni said...

Ask Michael, when I read this, I actually caressed the computer screen, wishing that I could reach through and grab that BABY! I miss her and she's getting big. I can't WAIT to come see you guys!

I'm glad she's doing ok, and those dang tubes better work! they had to put her out to get them in there! Tough baby.

Carol and Bruce said...

That is the cutest picture ever and I'm glad to hear she is doing better. I just can't stand the thought of her going to the hospital and knowing how concerned you and Steve must have been. I sure hope the tubes help. They will.
love to all.

Have fun with the Mitchell clan, I'm jealous that they get to see you and that you get to see Court pregnant and hang out with all of them.

Mandy said...

we will be praying for your sweet girl!!

Jill said...

That's no fun! Ooh, those tubes better work for the mess it is to put everybody through that. What a sweetheart she is.

Ben & Diane said...

That is sad and good and cute all at once. How is that possible? I hope the tubes help!