Yesterday morning Liliana got her sutures and nose spacers removed at Children’s. They put her anesthesia again but she did great. She was brave and woke up happy. The nurses were oogling over her when we walked into the recovery room. I’m so proud of her.
The only thing that she isn’t doing well is letting us clean her lip. The doc said to keep it clean with soap and water, and every time it is a major battle! She gets hot and sweaty and cries so hard she holds her breath. I know it’s a fear reaction, but she squirms so much we’re more likely to hurt her while we’re trying to help her.
The doctor replaced the sutures with glue. It is shiny, so it looks like her nose is running. This morning after breakfast I noticed that part of it was peeling off. It was sticking out about a quarter of an inch and I was afraid that if I didn’t get that piece off it would catch on something and more would come off. I showed her in the mirror in hopes that she would try to take it off herself, but she wouldn’t get near it. I finally had to hold her down and pull out the scissors. She screamed a lot and then didn’t even actually feel anything when I cut it off. I hope she gets more brave when it comes to us.
Otherwise she is back to her normal – spunky and testing us. We have been putting both kids down in the same room at the same time at night for the last couple weeks. Our rule is no talking/no noise. Usually both kids are pretty good at being quiet, but last night we had to go in at least 6 times over an hour and a half before we finally convinced Li Li that she needed to be quiet. We tried everything. What finally worked was taking all of her stuffed animals away. I hope tonight is better.
I’ve got something nasty going on with my sinuses. My teeth and cheekbones hurt and nothing is helping. I hope Keith gets home early today so I can go to bed.