Friday, April 13, 2012

Surgery day

photo (5)eThursday was a long day for my little Maisie Miao Miao.  We started out at Children's Health Care Surgery Center but when we first arrived Maisie went to the bathroom and without thinking stopped at the bubbler and drank some water so they had to delay her surgery time. Maisie was the second to last surgery scheduled with her surgeon at that facility and even if they swapped the final two cases it wouldn’t have given the two hours needed to clear the water from Maisie’s system and her surgeon had to leave to do a surgery at the hospital but thankfully they were able to reschedule us and we just had to move from the surgery center to Children’s Health Care at Scottish Rite so that Maisie could slot in after her final surgery. It wasn’t a big move as the buildings are on the same campus but for Maisie, who was thirsty and hungry it was long because instead of going in for her procedure at 11:50 she got in at 4:10.

photo e Maisie did well with the procedures but had some stomach issues with the anesthesia so her recovery time was longer than usual.  Her only comfortable place was in my arms, being rocked as she slept.  All in all everything went well, her adenoids are gone, a nasal culture has been taken and her sinuses flushed. Hopefully Monday we'll get the culture results and know which antibiotic is needed to finally clear up her chronic infection.

We finally made it home around 7PM and Maisie was happy to be home and able to eat.  She happily ate a few popsicles, yellow rice & jello and downed a few fruit juices.  Thankfully it all stayed in her belly and then she slept pretty well so overall Maisie had a good night.  This morning she awoke with only positive memories of the surgical experience and she said that it’s easier to breathe so hopefully that will continue and improve.  Today and this weekend we’re taking it slow, keeping her away from too many people and germs, laying low and allowing her to recover and rest.  Thanks to everyone for all the good wishes, notes, calls, comments and prayers.

So that Eammon and I could have an easy dinner available when we returned home from the hospital, I mixed up another batch of the Fruit, Nut & Poppy Seed Chicken Salad that I recently made for my Secret Recipe Club post.  I’m telling you, I’m addicted to this chicken salad as it’s over the top yummy!  Once home last night, after getting Maisie fed and settled I just spread the Chicken Salad on our favorite Lavash bread, added some veggies and dinner was served.  Click on the picture to be taken to the recipe.


Other delicious recipes posted on Cook Lisa Cook include: Mango Lassi, Stir-Fried Asparagus with Water Chestnuts, Ginger & Cashews, Curried Roast Chicken Pieces with Spicy Sweet Potato & Carrots, Grilled Corn & Bacon Pudding, Oriental Chicken Salad, Potato Salad with Bacon, Coffee Crusted Steak, Home Style Chicken Curry, Watermelon FrostyMango Gazpacho, Toll House Double Stuff Oreo Brownies, Long Beans with Walnuts, Blacksmith Pizza, Rhubarb Crisp, Laksa, Math Book No Bake Cookies, Aloo Gobi, Mint Lassi, Red Curry Chicken, Lamb Curry, Grilled Corn, Avocado & Tomato Salad with Honey Lime Dressing, Baked Egg Cups Two Ways, Thai Peanut Salad, Holy Guacamole, Cantaloupe Agua Fresca, Wallaby Darned, Piggy-Out Cookies, Wicked Good New England Lobster Roll, Long Beans with Garlic, Super Simple Summer Shrimp Salsa Salad, Grandma’s Teriyaki Steak, Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho, Red Chinese Long Beans with Peppers & Red Curry, 24-Layer Crêpe Cake, Fig & Watermelon Salad, Grilled Chèvre & Fig Panini, Spicy Asian Cucumber Salad, Grilled Prawns, Spicy Brown Sugar Bacon, Kicked Up Piggy-Out Cookies, Pesto Pita Pizza, Cilantro Lime Chicken, Nutella Crêpes, Mango, Lime & Chile Spiced Ice Box Pie, Roast Beef & Garlic Herb Cheese Sandwich, Layered Crespelle with Bolognese, Fresh Mozzarella & Basil, Jamaican Jerk Meat Pies, Nutella No Bake Cookies, Velvety Mac & Cheese, Welsh Cakes, Tom Yam Ghoong (Spicy Shrimp Soup), Lime Jewels, Southwest Pasta Salad, Walnut Roca Squares, Uncle Bubba’s Shrimp & Grits, Chocolate Chip Gingersnaps, Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, Copycat “KFC” Coleslaw, Happy 6th Birthday Maisie Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, Caramel Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies, Thin Mint Irish Coffee, Caramel Apples, “Rotisserie” Chicken, Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwich, Mummy Hotdogs, Mango Upside Down Cake, Pork Belly Soup with Collard Greens, Aloo Tikki, Pink Strawberry Cake Balls, Praline Pumpkin Cheesecake, Apple Dumplings, Rum Cured Salmon, Apple, Cranberry & Rhubarb Crisp, Hasselback Potatoes with Garlic Sour Cream, Crunchy Oat, Almond, Cashew & Pebbles Granola Bars, Texas Chicken with Lime Butter, Biscoff Fudge, Eggnog Popovers with Cranberry Butter, Creamed Corn with Cheese and Cilantro, Potato Crusted Pork Chops, Oatmeal, Cashew & Chocolate Granola Bars, Texas Chicken Sandwich, Seared Scallops with Creamy Pesto & Lemon Pepper Pasta, Thai Chicken Noodle Soup, Glazed Lemon Squares, Chang-Style Brussels Sprouts, Maisie “safe” No Bake Cookies, Ponderosa Lemon & Sour Cream Tart, Pork Dumplings with Rice Wrappers, Sweet & Spicy Apple Pork, Dark Chocolate Dipped Candied Lemon Peel, Crunchy Fudgy Heart Bites, Double Chocolate Meyer Lemon Mousse Cake, Malted Pretzel Crunch, Shrimp & Avocado Salad with Carrot Ginger Dressing, Apple Pancakes, Baked Egg & Avocado, Health(ier) Peanut Brittle, Crab Cake Stuffed Mushrooms, Broiled Sushi, Tomato Sauce with Onion & Butter, Loaded Potato & Buffalo Chicken Casserole, Slow Cooker Chicken Curry, Slimmed Down Loaded Potato & Buffalo Chicken Casserole, Baked Meatballs and Skinny Blueberry Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins.



  1. Ugh, well I'm sorry it sounds like things were a bit rough throughout the day, but very happy to hear that Maisie is home and comfortable and recovering nicely. I am keeping my fingers crossed that the procedure is the ticket to a healthier Maisie!

  2. Glad all went well. We take our son to Children's hospital regularly and they treat us very well. Our next visit will be in September.

    Kim O

  3. Sending good thoughts.

  4. So thankful to hear how well your sweet little girl did! I've been praying for her surgery and will now pray that they can find the cause and prescribe exactly what she needs to clear up that nasty infection.

    ((hugs)) and prayers.

  5. Sweet girl. I hope she is feeling back to 100%. Hopefully the infection is clearing up also.

    Hugs to you all!


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