Tagged with anesthesia

waking up with a roar – sort of

* The nurse wants to chat as we walk through the labyrinth of hallways to the children’s recovery ward. I don’t. I do my best to make sounds that I think are appropriate as she rattles on. Periodic Mmm-Hmm’s and Uh-huh’s seem to satisfy her. Anything to keep her moving forward. For God’s Sake, woman, … Continue reading

outpatient surgery, autism style

. Friday, 5:30 am . Brooke and I have checked into the Day Surgery unit at Children’s Hospital for a 7:30 procedure. She needs a total of four baby teeth pulled and there’s no possibility of doing it without anesthesia. I’m terrified, but holding it together miraculously well, if I don’t say so myself. Luau will … Continue reading