Aaron and I stayed with her until it was time to go back to the Operating Room so it was one last kiss and off to the waiting room.
There was talk of having to cut her gums and do some extractions and stitches on two of her back teeth in addition to the fillings and deep scaling - THANKFULLY the dentist opted not to do that, it's a bridge we can cross later if we need to. I couldn't have been happier with that news!!! He said everything looked good with the exception of her bottom gums which were very inflamed and we need to be really careful about how hard we brush because the last thing we want to worry about is a gum graft. Once I got back to the recovery room Alex was very, very agitated and upset. She was crying and she had her IV lines and her pulse ox lines all wrapped around her neck and arms. She kept pulling her legs up to her chest so that again makes me think that she might have been thinking her legs were in casts again. At that point I hadn't seen the doctor yet so I was trying to look in her mouth and see if there was excess blood and I was pretty sure I knew the answer before he came in. The last time she had dental surgery and they pulled 5 teeth her mouth was really bloody so I took comfort in the fact that I didn't see any. Her biggest complaint seemed to be her nose - she was pulling and pulling at her nose and that was bleeding and the nurse said she had a nasal intubation so that's why her nose was so irritated. It took a good while for me to get her fully awake and not so upset. Her eyes and lips were a bit swollen but we were ready to hit the road!
She came home and slept for over two hours. We kept her strictly on tube feedings today and I went and got the movie Frozen which she really seemed to enjoy. MAYBE, just MAYBE we can add that into our rotation - she has watched the same three movies every day over and over and over and over and over and over for the last six or seven years now - we need some new material! The girl likes what she likes and she's quite consistent!Hopefully that's the last of anesthesia for a while. A l.o.n.g while!