Once again, Sebbie was very useful in helping Maggie with procedures. She refused to have her blood pressure taken until we arrived this morning at 6:30a.m. As soon as Sebbie had his BP taken, then Maggie wanted hers. When the nurse arrived with the Versed, she wanted nothing to do with it, until she saw big brother take his (pretend only, don't tell her that) and then she pointed to her mouth so she could have some too. No hospital bracelet either, until Sebbie had one on. Once the Versed took affect, she started to relax and get into jellyfish mode. We all accompanied her to the holding room, spoke with the surgeons and anesthesiaologist, signed the usual papers etc. Dr. Kuang said the Rhinoplasty was to move her nose up higher. Now, with no lip or tissue to hold it up, it is a bit lower on her face. She also did not know yet if they would make the lip, or have to do the pre-maxillary setback. If she can't recruit enough tissue for the lip to go over the two front teeth, then she will cut the upper, narrow pallet (that contains her two little front/buck teeth) and move it back into her mouth and also rotate around a bit. The risk with the pre-max setback is the tissue can die -a small risk. Sebbie and I were both very emotional, and as usual Cathy's mommy hormones kicked in and she is our rock of strength. I'm most useful in massaging Cathy's aches and pains from sleeping on the bumpy, pullout couch.
Our latest update is the ENT came out at 8:00a.m. and successfully implanted the ear tubes. At 9:15a.m. they reported from the surgery room that Maggie was "giddy and giggling" when she put on the watermelon infused mask to go to sleep.
Sebbie and I are off for some retail therapy. All for now.