Saturday, February 20, 2010

"I can say my R's!!!"

That was the first thing Paige said when she came out of recovery the other day after her surgery. She had a lingual frenectomy, because she was severely tongue-tied. Her doctor is the most amazing ENT around. I couldn't be at the surgery, because I was out of sick days at school. I was a nervous wreck, because Paige had never been put under anesthesia before. When I checked my email, to my surprise, there was a pic and a sweet little message from her doctor stating that all went well and that she was a "cutie patootie" :)

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Paige has really struggled with speech. She has difficulty articulating and producing the /r/. The night after her surgery, she had taken a bit of her pain meds and was sooo loopy and HILARIOUS. She was in bed, loudly repeating, "RRRRachel, RRRobot, RRRabbit...hahaha I can say my R's". My mom and I were cracking up!

Wish we wouldn't have waited so long, but am glad that she is so proud of herself!

14 comments:

rgshrs said...

Aw so glad the surgery went well! :)

elizabeth said...

Poor kiddo having to have surgery, but it's great that it will help with her speech. I hope she is feeling all better with no pain =)

Heather said...

(I'm sure the doctor did think Paige is a cutie patootie. Why wouldn't he? We all do!!!!)

Glad to hear that her surgery went well. And, sounds like it was very successful.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

She is so cute!! So glad that all went well and she is now saying those R's with ease:)

Hope you are having a FABULOUS weekend!!

xoxo,

Lisa

Marla said...

So glad she did well!!! She is rocking the hospital look. :)

Gail said...

Oh your sweet Paige, I can tell by the pic she wasn't quite 100%, but really happy all went very well. So funny about practicing her R's...hope her recovery continues to go great!

Have a great week. :)

The Byrd's Nest said...

lol....children can always find the joy in anything! So thankful this is over and she did well....love you Missy.

Mireille said...

Aww... she looks so fragile and small in this picture! I hope she is feeling better by now!!

Norah said...

Glad she is well and has a fabulous R to boot! My cousin had the same surgery when she was 3.

Super Mommy said...

Awesome news Missy! Too bad you didn't have your video tape...I bet Paige was funny after surgery
:0) - wishing her a fast recovery!

Jodee Leader said...

So glad to hear Paige's surgery went well. Hooray for R's!

Debz said...

Glad it went well.
Funny what we take for granet hey?
What til nezt Christmas when she can sing Roudolph the Red Nose Reindeer!

Lisa said...

Glad her surgery went well! She is a cutie no matter what!

Joe and Jane said...

Thrilled the surgery was such an instant success!!