Skip to main content


McKayla made it through her surgery Friday morning with flying colors and I'll get to that in a bit but first I wanted to tell you about our trip to Build A Bear Thursday night with Grandpa.

She had seen a commercial for Spongebob and Patrick at Build A Bear and of course wanted one, so Grandpa decided that with her surgery coming up, he'd take her out so she could have a new buddy to take with her to the hospital.

So off to Build A Bear we go, our favorite place. :-)

McKayla steps on the paddle to fill Spongebob up.

Then picks out a heart.

Then rubs it to make sure Spongebob stays warm.

And "brings it around town" (for those of you that don't watch Spongebob, that's one of his dances).

Then places the heart inside (which, oddly enough, goes in his rear-end LOL).

Then of course he needs a bath.

After she made Spongebob, she wanted to play a bit in the playground at the mall. So we hung around there for about an hour and then ended the evening at Chick fil a for dinner at the mall.

Friday morning came early! Partly b/c McKayla couldn't/wouldn't go to sleep. I'm sure part of it was due to excitement but regardless, it was 1:30 before she finally dozed and I'm not sure she slept the whole time. We were up at 5am when Daddy came home from work.

Our appointment was at 6:45 and the nurse had told me that McKayla could come in in her PJ's and just to bring a change of clothes. So McKayla loaded up Spongebob and Gary (Spongebob's pet Snail) in her new Build A Bear backpack along with her clothes, threw on some slippers and off we went.

We get McKayla settled in and kick back to watch cartoons until they call her back. The admittance lady had to come in several times to take her picture for her records and that's where the very top picture came from......kind of a nice pic to have of us.

Here's the "before" pic showing the "yucky" teeth that were disappearing.

She's taken her medicine to relax her at this point and she's starting to feel the effects of it. She started slurring her speech and staring off into space. It was funny but scary at the same time, I just had to keep telling myself that it was the medicine doing it's job.

The surgery took about an hour or so and she had to stay in a recover room for about 20 minutes before she could come back to her room. The Dr had said that children generally wake up from the anesthetic screaming and crying and to not worry about it, but this is how McKayla came back to us:

It was probably another 30 minutes or so before she finally woke up and that was by us waking her up.

I tried to get her to smile for an "after" pic but as you can see, her lips were still pretty numb and she wasn't quite awake. LOL

Here's the "after" pic I took the next day at Riverbend fireworks (which I'll blog about later).

We finally left about 12 and headed home. McKayla was understandably whiney but not too bad about it. We all came home and laid in bed for a few hours as none of us had slept much (or in the case of John; none) the night before. All in all, she had 4 teeth pulled and 5 crowns. All are baby teeth and the hope is that her permanent teeth will be stronger than her baby teeth (sadly, John's side of the family has horrible trouble with their teeth). She's pretty happy with the outcome and will proudly show her "toothless" grin for all to see. :-)

Thank you to everyone for the prayers and good thoughts, it really meant a lot knowing I had so many people pulling for my baby. <3


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

The Great Dane Standard Through the Ages Part III ~1976~

The 1976 Official Illustrated Standard
Revised & Edited by The Great Dane Club of America, Inc. Written text AKC approved August 10, 1976 Illustrated by Donald E. Gauther - Great Dane Breeder & Judge Copyright, 1972

1. GENERAL CONFORMATION (a) GENERAL APPEARANCE. The Great Dane combines in its distinguished appearance dignity, strength and elegance with great size and a powerful, well-formed, smoothly muscled body. He is one of the giant breeds, but is unique in that his general conformation must be so well balanced that he never appears clumsy and is always a unit--the Apollo of dogs. He must be spirited and courageous--never timid. He is friendly and dependable. This physical and mental combination is the characteristic which gives the Great Dane the majesty possessed by no other breed. It is particularly true of this breed that there is an impression of great masculinity in dogs as compared to an impression of great femininity in bitches. The male should appear more massive t…

The Great Dane Standard Through the Ages Part II ~1945~

The Official Illustrated Standard of the Great Dane Club of America, INC. 1945
(Typed for easy reading below each picture which has made this post EXTREMELY long. Also, you *should* be able to click on the pictures to enlarge, but sadly still not enough to read the charts.)

There are only five recognize colors; all these basically fall into four color strains: 1 FAWN and BRINDLE, 2. HARLEQUIN and HARLEQUIN bred BLACK, 3. BLUE and BLUE bred BLACK, 4. BLACK. Color classifications being well founded, the Great Dane Club of America, Inc. considers it an inadvisable practice to mix color strains and it is the club's policy to adhere to the following matings:
------------------------------------------------------------------------ FAWN TO FAWN OR BRINDLE ONLY
Pedigrees of FAWN or BRINDLED Danes should not carry HARLEQUIN, BLACK or BLUE upon them -------------------------------------------…

The Great Dane Standard Through the Ages Part IV ~1995~

(This is the last and current Standard)

The Great Dane Illustrated Standard Approved and Published by the Great Dane Club of America, Inc. September 1995, Illustrations by Stephen J. Hubbel
An Illustrated Standard And Guide for the Evaluation of the Great Dane This booklet has been prepared by The Great Dane Club of America to assist fanciers, breeders and judges in their assessment and understanding of desired Great Dane type. Nothing in the discussions or illustrations contained herein should be construed as altering or contradicting the provisions of the Official Standard of the Great Dane adopted by this club and approved by The American Kennel Club. It is rather to be considered as a supplement to, and expansion on, the Official Standard.
The reader should remember the Official Standard describes the ideal Great Dane. In the following commentary we discus common deviations from that ideal, and the relative importance to be place on such deviations in the overall evaluation of an in…