Sunday, September 02, 2007

Back in the Saddle & Best Ever

Carousel, one day after surgery
Taken yesterday at Henry Vilas Zoo

Thanks for all the well wishes. M's surgery went well, although it seemed to take for fricking ever. I guess it was about 30 minutes in all, but every minute seemed like three. Ever have an experience like that? She was not herself when she came out of the anesthesia, but regained composure (after smacking a slushy drink all down my shirt-chilly!) after about 10 minutes. Those minutes were long, too.

However, yesterday, a day after the surgery, she seemed back to herself. She's getting used to having the wrap on her hand. We need to keep it on and dry until her return appointment to have the stitches removed. Any suggestions about how to keep a toddler's wound dressing clean and dry? I didn't think so. We snagged some more wrap supplies before we left. We should find out on Wednesday what exactly it was they cut off her wrist.

No time for a long post today, but Mandy asked for "Best Ever" knits and here is mine:
Pregnant Wonderful Wallaby
This is a Wonderful Wallaby knit from Elann Naturelle 8/8, a cotton/acrylic blend. I wear it constantly when the weather is chilly and it was roomy enough to accommodate a pregnancy, too. It makes me feel cozy and it ushers in Fall, which I adore. It's plain, simple, but I don't know what I'd do without it.

15 comments:

Lavender Vablatsky said...

Good luck on keeping it clean and dry! I'm glad she is feeling better:O)

Love your wallaby, I still need to make one for myself. It will be getting cold one of these days!

jessica said...

Oops that last one was from me, I forgot to sign out of my other google account!

goodkarma said...

So glad to hear that M is well. Good luck on keeping that wrap clean and dry! ha! :)

When I looked down and saw your Wallaby photo I took a double take and thought, "Wait a minute, I didn't think she was pregnant..." hee hee. That's why you're supposed to read the words, too!

Angie said...

I'm so glad M is feeling well! Isn't that a fun, free zoo?

Cute Wallaby. The preggers view was a bit of a surprise. :-D

Brynne said...

I'm glad she's doing better! Thet look so cute at the zoo...

Sonya said...

When it is your baby in surgery 30 mins might as well be 3 hours.

Glad to see that she is up and playing.

Mandy said...

I love your best ever! It is just about the cutest pregnant picture I've seen.

Again, so glad M is okay. Good luck with keeping the dressing dry!!

Karen said...

I'm so glad everything went well. She looks like she's back to having fun!!

Devonshire said...

Glad to hear M is doing well. Best of luck keeping that cute bandage dry. Love the wallaby picture - you look lovely.

tiennie said...

I'm glad all went well! I love your Wallaby! It does look great on you when you were pregnant!

Sue said...

Again, another destination at my back door basically and I have yet to go there this year. Argh! I'm glad you enjoyd it. I'm glad your baby girl is feeling better too!

CynCyn said...

so glad she's feeling well!! clean and dry, huh? tall order. saran wrap over the cast/bandage?

aija said...

Nice best ever! I have the wallaby planned for sometime-- either for me or the tot! Good luck on the dressings, glad to hear everything went well :)

Danielle said...

Oh I feel for you! I'm so glad to here all went well with your daughter's surgery :) It's awfully tough when you've gotta put your little one through surgery. You're absolutely right about the wait being forever!! I've done it twice now, and that's enough for me. Hope your having good success keeping the wrist clean and dry :)

wendy said...

love your wallaby - i have a few questions about it: for the sleeves and bottom, how many stitches did you cast on (as many as the pattern called for in the size you made, or as many as you would eventually increase to?) also, did you start with the smaller needles and switch????
thank you in advance for your input, i'm kind of a new knitter and can't figure out these things on my own!