Thursday, July 2, 2009

Punkin Poo's Update

We are back home now and Leila did great!
They let me go back with her while they gave her the anesthesia via mask. When we walked in, the anesthesiologist held out her arms for Leila and she went right to her! She held Leila so gently in her lap, let her play with some toys attached to her name badge, held the mask near her face and sang Twinkle Twinkle in the most beautiful voice ever. It was such a calm, relaxing experience for Leila. She recognized all of the faces surrounding her and must have felt completely safe.
Off I went to the waiting room.
About 45 minutes later, the anesthesiologist came to get me. "Come on back", she said. "Leila did wonderfully. She's still sleeping, and it's best to let her sleep it off for as long as she will." As we turned the corner I saw my little girl being held ever so gently by one of my dearest friends, Kristy. What an awesome feeling knowing that my best friend was there to comfort my daughter until I got there.
Leila and I could not have asked for a better experience than that.
She is now sleeping soundly in her crib.
Thank you for your prayers, they were heard! We should find out the results tomorrow morning as the doc requested we call him directly to hear them.


  1. Wonderful! I wish I could've been in recovery when Anara woke up. I know she was scared and hurting...

  2. What a relief and such a beautiful story to hear.
    It is amazing how far compassion can go toward directing an experience, huh?
    We should all be surrounded by angels of compassion such as that. But then something tells me that the two of you have earned that type of kindness in care.