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Wednesday, 17th November, we were admitted
to Kings College Hospital, for surgery the
next morning. All was going well until two
doctors came in to take some blood from Bethany!
Then we had some tears!!
At 8:30 the following morning, we took the
walk to the theatres. Bethany sat on my lap,
and the anaesthetist put the mask in front
of her. She struggled a little, but otherwise
was very good. After a quick kiss, I left
her in their hands, and went back for the
hours later, Bethany was ready in recovery,
so myself and my husband went down to collect
her. She was curled up on the nurses lap,
looking very dozy, and it was such a relief
to take her in my arms, and kiss her again!
on the ward, Bethany enjoyed cuddles from
us, and her Nan! At one point she seemed uncomfortable,
but soon settled after some paracetamol. She
took some water, and later on, some milk.
That evening we put her to bed, and she cried
out whenever she tried to turn over. It was
a frustrated cry, and she was soon asleep
again, but it was still upsetting to hear!
At around midnight, she slipped into a deeper
sleep, and I managed to get some rest as well!
following morning, we saw the surgeon, and
the great news was that the correction had
gone very well. In two weeks she'll need another
small operation to remove the stitches, and
plaster the foot in a fully corrected position.
When this comes off, in a further 6 weeks,
she feels that no further treatment will be
required. That was the best news I'd heard
for a long time!!
this we went down to the plaster room, and
the backslab (half plaster) was made into
a full one, whilst Bethany tried to share
her chip with the nurse!! When this was done,
we packed up, said our thanks, and made our
was crawling around the next day, and, as
you can see, is not letting a little thing
like a plaster slow her down!!