Monday, 4 October 2004

2004-10-3rd and 4th - Post-operation

Here are pictures on the day of the operation (Pre and post-op), and here on the second day. The third day she went home and was greeted with cake by her brother and sister...
For the interested; have a look at the wounds. There was hardly any bandage around it and if you compare the first three days, you can see that apart from the swelling, it looks fine.

Regarding pain:
The only painkiller she got was 1 asprine. And this after getting 2 implants in one go.!! She was annoyed by the IV-drip/fluids that she got (via the foot) and a bit groggy for the first 2-3 hours. But when the IV was removed, she was up and going.
To give an illustration: She was using the tricycle in the hospital after about 4 hours. Much to our despair, trying to hold her back - to no effect.

So glad nobody filmed us.... running after her!

Nog geen 4 uur na de operatie zat ze op een driewieler met twee ouders om haar heen, omdat we zo bang waren dat ze ergens tegenaan zou lopen.
Opgelucht waren we; we hadden immers geen idee hoe we haar aan zouden treffen, en we hadden ons voorbereid op een hoopje ellende. Maar Lotte, die wilde spelen. En koekjes! En het infuus eruit... Dus maar snel van de verkoeverkamer naar de afdeling getransporteerd...

4 comments:

2kids1hoh (AllDeaf) said...

I am curious how her recovery time was. Was there much pain afterwards?

Thanks

Cloggy said...

In short...
She was using the tricycle in the hospital after about 4 hours. Much to our despair, trying to hold her back - to no effect.
The only painkiller she got was 1 asprine. And this after getting 2 implants in one go.

SHe was annoyed by the fluids that she got (via the foot) and a bit groggy for the first 2-3 hours. But when the "infuus" (don't know the english word) got removed, she was up and going.

Mom to Toes said...

Cloggy, I love the poem Lotte's mum wrote.

It made me cry when I read it the first time. I couldn't read it to my husband without choking up, so I had to hand him the computer to read it himself.

Such a beautiful poem!

Cloggy said...

Mom to Toes..
Thanks for the comment...
That's wonderful to hear it affected you so much.
My wife will love to hear this, so I'll forward your comment to her.

Just a couple more day for your child..... wow.
Reminds me that I should add someting on the nov.2002 where Lotte was "activated".
(done)


BUT: MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A VIDEORECORDER, BATTERIES, TAPE etc... because you really want to capture the sesion for later....

Take care

(Thanks for reading the blog)

(Some) Milestones

  • 2013-08: Grade 6
  • 2012-08: Grade 5
  • 2011-08: Grade 4
  • 2011-03: BTE's on the ear
  • 2010-08: Grade 3
  • 2009-08: Grade 2
  • 2008-08: Mainstream School (6y. old)
  • 2006-10: All-hearing Kindergarten (4y. old)
  • 2004-11-22: CI activated (27 m. old)
  • 2004-10-04: Bi-lateral CI (26 m. old)
  • 2003-08: Deaf/HOH/CI Pre-school/"DEAF" Kindergarten (12m. old)
  • 2003-07: HA's fitted (11 m. old)
  • 2003-06: Diagnosed deaf. Start sign-language (10m. old)
  • 2002-11: Suspicion loss of hearing (4 m. old)
  • 2002-08: Born - A fierce LION
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