Saturday, July 7, 2012

Super Trooper Surgery Star

We went into this surgery a bit leery, but not worried, and Gabrielle proved our intuition right yesterday by sailing through the procedure, waking up fine from the anesthetic, and remaining just fine on her oxygen levels.

A challenging part of any surgery with infants and tots is the 12 hour fast before the procedure. While Gabrielle was cranky, she was also hilariously feisty when her curiosity was captured. It was too funny.

A couple hours later she woke up right on time. We had pretty legit concerns about the anesthetic with I-Cell, but she put those to rest immediately.

And here she is the next morning, chalk-full of enthusiasm and excitement for the new day.

While sipping her morning coffee, and both of us thinking about what a year can bring, Amy said, "It's amazing how much these little children teach you."


  1. I watched both videos with a huge smile on my face. She is so amazing!

  2. Glad to hear that all went well. I was thinking of her over the last couple of days. She is such a strong girl!

  3. Thank you for the update; we're thrilled to hear that everything went so well.
    We watched the video the same way Hailey did and Abbie is requesting more video's please!

  4. She is such a Warrior! So glad to hear everything went ok. She reminds me so much of Carter. Hope u guys are doing well.

  5. So looks so great!! Way to go, little miss!

  6. Thanks everyone - she did so amazing! What I'm most excited about is the fact that she has no central line anymore! Woohoo for summer swimming and normal baths!!!