Thursday, July 19, 2012

Surgery #2

IMG_4947eMaisie started her day today with a breakfast of Jello & Popsicles as she was only allowed clear liquids after midnight and up until four hours prior to her scheduled surgery time.

photo (4)e Back in April Maisie had her adenoids removed and the doctor also went into the sinuses she could, without doing any cutting, and checked & flushed the sinuses and took cultures.  Unfortunately all the cleaning out and even Maisie’s 90 days of antibiotics didn’t help with her congestion so it was decided that a second surgery was needed to get back to the sinuses where cutting was required and that’s what Maisie had done today.  Maisie and I arrived at the hospital just before 10:30am and it wasn’t long before we were back in her room.  Maisie was a hoot when they gave her the “happy juice,” she was talking about inferences and conclusions and giving examples using some of the things in the room.

photo (8)eHer surgery was almost three hours and though I don’t have all the names of the procedures, they basically went in and got to all of her sinuses, cleared them out and enlarged the natural openings.  Hopefully this will allow them to drain properly from here on out and no more surgeries. 

Once again Maisie had a real rough time coming out of the anesthesia, both with the sleepiness and the nausea but she was able to eat the cherry icee that they gave her as well as most of a Popsicle.  By the time we made it home it was a little past 8PM, so a long day.  Poor little Maisie though, as soon as we stepped in the house she started vomiting and just felt horrible.  She laid for a bit in the family room watching TV and then she wanted to get in my bed…and started throwing up again.  Thankfully both times she used an emesis bag (love these instead of a bucket) so no mess to clean up.  To Maisie, throwing up is one of the worst things so she was quite distressed but Eammon was able to get her to sleep after the episode in bed.  She then awoke about an hour later, feeling considerably better and asking to eat.  She’s now laying in my bed eating some cereal which will hopefully stay in her.  Now we are keeping our fingers crossed that this surgery resolves her sinus issues and that she’ll be breathing freely from now on.

Though I didn’t cook anything today, a new recipe did post over on Cook Lisa Cook as today was my post day for the Improv Cooking Challenge.  This month the participating bloggers were challenged to make any recipe of their choosing as long as they used the two required ingredients which this month were corn & butter.  I struggled this month coming up with what I wanted to make but in the end created a wonderful Fritos Crusted Pollock which was a big hit with all of us.  Click on either the link or the picture to be taken to the recipe.

Fritos Crusted Pollock

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, Skinny Blueberry Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins, Fruit, Nut & Poppy Seed Chicken Salad, Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars, Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Hearty Sausage, Mushroom & Cheddar Mini Quiche, Strawberry Soup, Chicken Tenders, Mango Melon Banana & Chia Smoothie, Lacy Cheese Crackers, Dried Cherry Almond Tart, Thai Cucumber Salad, Grilled Thai Chicken, Chili Maple Mustard Ribs, Curried Grilled Thai Chicken Salad, Copycat “KFC” Original Recipe Fried Chicken, Double Chocolate Mousse Cake, Cauli-Rice & Cauliflower Crust Pizza.



  1. Poor Maisie, she's gone through a lot to clear those sinuses. I SO hope this works for her. And I'm sorry she felt so sick afterward. That is miserable (for everyone). Hopefully she will sleep through the rest of the night and wake up much better in the morning.

    I've never even heard of those vomit bags before.

  2. Hm, came here to see how Maisie is doing and just spent a few mins reading about those bags. Huh, who knew?

    Big hugs to all and hoping you see remarkable improvement soon.

  3. Poor Maisie, hope she is feeling much better in the morning and that the surgery has been a success.

  4. Sounds like she had a rough evening yesterday. Hope she is feeling better today! And I hope she is breathing through her nose easily!!!

  5. Anonymous4:10 PM

    Bless her little heart, I hope she's back to herself quickly and that this last surgery takes care of it.

  6. Shauna6:32 PM

    I know it's too late and I hope you don't need this info for the future, but I always tell the anesthesiologist that I get nausea after surgery, so I get a combo of something in my IV to prevent it, a patch behind my ear that lasts for three days, and a prescription for Zofran. The combo of the three of them works wonders! I hope poor Maisie doesn't have to deal with that again, but being in pain from surgery is rough enough with out adding being sick to it! I'm crossing my fingers that this is the key to her feeling better, she really is a trooper!

    1. Shauna, I did inform the anesthesiologist and he did give Maisie extra anti-nausea meds in the OR and Zofran through her IV but even with all that she still got sick. Honestly though, once she threw it all up and got a bit of sleep she was feeling 100 times better.

  7. Sounds rough. I am glad she is doing better. Hope you are too mom.


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