(Above photo taken in the pre-op room)
Tottie had to have an upper endoscopy and colonoscopy because of some bowel issues she's been having. Though it was done at the hospital I work at, with doctors, anesthetists, and nurses that I work with on a near daily basis, it is definitely more difficult when it is your own child and you are on the opposite side of the crib.
I was allowed to go into the operating room with Tottie and held her while they put her to sleep using a mask. Watching your own child's eyes roll back as they fall asleep is heartbreaking! I cried as I left her in the hands of people I trust with my child's life 100%. It was a little comforting that I personally knew everyone in operating the room.
All went well, and we were in and out in 4.5 hours. Tottie slept most of the rest of the day. As far as results or anwers go, we don't really have any yet. We have to wait for the biposies and lab work to come back before we get definite (or indefinite) answers. We do however, have some hope that we may have a solution to bowel issues that have been troubling Tottie since essentially birth.