Friday, September 19, 2008

Camryn Update

Camryn's ear procedure went very well! The hardest part was starving her for 8 hours before surgery. Once we were in the car and headed to the hospital, she was calm. When she was having her pre-op work done she was all smiles for the nurses.

We were amazed when she was coming out of the anthesia. We were in a room with about 10 other kids who were also coming out of anthesia, so you can imagine, it was very noisy. She put her hand over her left ear, which she had never done before. I think she must have noticed that is was very loud for her. On our way home we stopped for lunch and she woke up while we were eating. I called her name and she looked in my exact direction and smiled. It was the first time she ever looked right me when I spoke to her. It was all I could do to not cry when witnessing such a miracle! She is such a sweet little girl and we are hopeful that the worst is behind us with this little setback in her life.

Thank you for all you thoughts and prayers on her behalf!


9 comments:

Jamie said...

Christa, I didn't even know that she was having some hearing issues. I'm a crappy friend! I'm so glad that she is doing well!

Laura said...

Yeah!! We're so glad that all is well.

Michele said...

I'm so glad our smiley little niece is doing well! It was fun to see you guys this weekend, give hugs and kisses to the kids for us. See you in a few weeks!

hdevlin10 said...

I am so glad to hear everything went well with Camryn. Its amazing the little things we take for granted sometimes. I can only imagine how excited you were to have her respond to your voice. She is certainly a doll and I can't wait to meet her - hopefully soon.

kwgirl said...

I thought of you several times during the day and hoped that all had gone well...it's so scary when they are so little! You made me tear up when you mentioned that she had looked directly at you when you spoke to her...I'm sure she will improve more every day.

Lisa said...

Christa - I had no idea! I am so glad to hear that everything went well.

My three year old had hearing issues, but we didn't find out until he was almost three and he is working so hard now to get caught up. It is so good that you caught it early and were able to have it corrected.

Keep us posted -- she is absolutely beautiful!

Kelli Ann said...

Wow, that is so hard to watch your little sweetie go through that. Cooper had to go through some tests about a year ago and it was so hard waiting for him to wake up. I am so glad everything went smoothly and she is doing better.

Chelsa said...

I'm glad everything went well! I bet you're relieved that she is able to hear better now. I hope my friends at work all treated you well. See you soon!

Jen said...

We are so happy for Camryn. Can't wait to see her so I can talk to cute face and not to just one ear!