Ladies Camera Club

3 Mar 2011

The brave girl

Well it was a looooooooooooooong day yesterday.
We took belles to Alderhey hospital in her jammies which she was suspicious of to start with. Our plan was to take her to hospital, tell her she was having an injection and then deal with the trauma that followed after the op. But after some sensible advice from the nurses on how to handle the situation, we decided to tell her than she was being put to sleep to look at the bad things going on in her leg. Heartache and guilt is not a great combination for any mother to deal with and she was naturally distraught.
It took a lot of persuasion and coaxing to let her know it was the right thing to do and she put on a brave face when she knew she was going to get woozy juice! Oh my - the pre-med was hilarious and her face was a picture. It was an Ellie I had never seen before.....all smiley and giggly and gurgly! I went to theatre with her before she was put to sleep and she was as good as gold. No whining or tears - she was super duper brave. The moment they knocked her out, I broke down in tears and waited two hours for it to be over.
When she came round, which was almost an hour after the op, she was grumbly and dozy - of course. Then suddenly, she pinged awake, had her water, giggled her way through her sandwich and we were no sooner home than you could blink an eye.She has two fat bandages on her leg (Muscle taken from her thigh and calf which includes melting stitches). She is sore but she has a ton of drugs to combat that.

My super brave girl and my amazing mum made a great team - those two ladies are in my top 5 super-babes of all time.

LOVES THEM MUCHLY.

27 comments:

Steph said...

So glad it went well Kirsty Lots of love and hugs x

Di said...

Bless her Heart, she is super sweet. So glad it went well xxx

mommy2alex said...

Such wonderful news that she did well! {hugs} to you and your brave sweetie!

Heather said...

way to girls :) so glad its over for you all & you can stop stressing about it. xx

Paper Paradise said...

So pleased it went OK. Everyone out here in blog land is amazed at how brave Ellie has been. Well done Ellie, we are all so very proud of you! Sue x

Fiona said...

Well done Ellie and I think your 'jama's are cool!

Anonymous said...

Just (((hugs))) Belle. Jude.x

Vintage Milly said...

Awe such a sweet brave little girl, all the best to you all,
huge hugs,
Enmma.

SDCrafts said...

When son no 2 was little, he had numerous ops and nothing feels as lonely or displaced as when your child is 'under' anaesthetic. It was far worse than having my own ops!

You had your mum helping - be so very glad, because I know not what that is like.

But, you know, you are allowed to pat yourself on the hand too, Kirsty. Do it for me - tell yourself what a brave girl you are too.

Then tell Ellie how many people think she is the most wonderful princess. Oodles and oodles of crafty peoples.

Sue said...

Glad it went ok. Hope she isn't in too much pain and it all heals up ok.

Mandy said...

Glad everything went well. She's such a sweetie! HUgs to you both!xx

Bettythebaglady said...

Dear Kirsty-sounds like you've all been having a time of it lately -high and low. Give lots of hugs to Belle from me. We've been having a tough time in our family lately and I've not really hopped or blogged at all PLUS I've still got a list of my homework from you on my notice board-OOPS. Love and kisses BettyXXX

Angela Weimer said...

Very glad that it all went well and Ellie is now home. she is one brave little girl you have their. Hope she is feeling better soon. Angela

Anonymous said...

I am so pleased that it's over now for both of you. Love and hugs to both of you

Lyn M

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

Hugs to you all.

Shazza said...

How wonderful is Ellie. Well done sweetie for being so brave x x x

Anonymous said...

So thankful the nurses were able to help Belle as she needed to know what was happening to her didnt she. She must have been very concerned about what was happening and what was being hidden from her.Anyway so thankful she is happy and not in pain. Speedy recovery Belle and get the staff to tell you everything as you are the one going through it all.

Ali M said...

Big hugs to you both..I wonder how many times you have wanted to swap places with her and take on her pain??..My little girl has just seen Ellies pic and said ..'I love her hair ..is she a pop star or a model?'..I told her ' shes more than that ...shes her mama Kirstys princess'..Abi said..'woooo....really?'
Bless her heart..Ali M

Kirsty Wiseman said...

To the anonymous poster above
I've had just about enough of your cloak and dagger posts. Who sits and writes crap like that under a mask?
Whilst you think I'm such a baaaaaaad mother for doing what we did, have you any idea of our daughters anxiety and fragility?
Until you are in MY position dealing with a child who has fears about hospitals/needles/pain, I suggest you crawl back to the dark hole in which you live and seriously think about how ugly you ill your judgments are.
You know only the very basics of what I write, you dont know us completely and your comment is, quite frankly, quietly heard but not valid under your anonymity.

Anonymous said...

I feel so happy for Ms Anonymous that life for her is still so black and white, right and wrong, "this is how things should always be". I truly hope that life continues to be kind to you and that you never come to know how thoughtless and ingnorant and hurtful your comments appear to those with a little more life experience. Few people can get through life without challenges to those "if this happened to me, this is what I would do" beliefs and once that's happened a couple of times you truly come to understand the sayings "Do not judge another until you have walked a mile in their shoes" and of being "caught between a rock and a hard place" as Kirsty undoubtedly was in this situation. I was going to say "at least have the guts to put your name to your beliefs" - but really, I think it would be much better for everyone if we went with the final saying "if you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all" Nina B

Anonymous said...

Anon - hmmmm, you are pathetic!

Kirsty - glad to hear all went well with your daughter.

CH

Anonymous said...

Just to clarify, my 'pathetic' comment was aimed at Mrs Nasty Anon 1.

CH

Anonymous said...

Just to clarify, my post was directed to Mrs Nasty Anon.

CH

Jet said...

So glad Belle got through it ok and is doing well now!
Big {{{{hugs}}}}

And to NinaB, I totally agree with you, and thankfully there is a lot of gray in between the black and the white for most people.

Anonymous said...

such a super, brave girl! And you, are a fab mum.

Anonymous said...

I am a new anon!!. Kirsty, you are so right, None of us can understand you, your family and particularly your lovely daughter and her needs. Every situation is different and every person reacts in their own way. As a mum, we have to make calls based on what we view as best for our child in the situation we are dealing with. Please ignore the negative, judgemental messages. They need to learn how to empathise with others. All good wishes to you and your brave, plucky young lady.

Debo said...

As if you didn't have enough to deal with!

I'm another who never ceases to be humbled by your strength and determination to do everything RIGHT for your beautiful girl!

It always seems to be those with very little life experiences who know exactly what to do - hmmm, what does that tell you! (again, aimed at anon1)