Sergery=surgery + serger. Let me explain.
Tiny had surgery on Tuesday! This was for her Larygomalacia, and so far she seems to be breathing much better. It’s such a comfort to NOT hear her wheeze and gasp ALL the time. She’s still sounds striderous when she’s crying, but on the whole, I think the surgery was a success. She spent most of Tuesday in intensive care, and then we spent the night and yesterday on the floor for monitoring. We came home last night, and boy is it ever a relief to be home again. I cannot express to you the utter frustration that comes from trying to sleep and get your baby to sleep in a hospital. Torture. Frustration. Delirium. Now that she can breathe better, we hope HOPE HOPE times TEN it will now help her coordinate her swallow so we can start to ween her from the dreaded feeding tube!
And here she is afterwards. This was after they took her off oxygen, but before they added more monitoring wires, and another IV in her little hand. It is so frustrating trying to hold your baby with about a bajillion cords and tubes hooked to her–can I get a witness?? RIGHT after surgery she was WAY zoned with glazed eyes and sluggishness, and I really hated seeing her like that. They said that she was pretty mad when she came out of the anesthesia, so they hit her hard with Nubain.
But other than all those cords, isn’t she looking healthy? She’s 10 pounds now! We’re so grateful everything went well–we feel so blessed.
Now about the serger. So my sis Eirenie asked me the other day if I want to try and put a bid in for a serger. A friend of hers said that the school district she works for was having an auction and their were some sergers up for bid. She said the bidding started at $75, so I said sure put in a bid for me, but we can’t afford anything more than $75, mostly because we can’t even really afford that. Imagine my UTTER DELIGHT, no, ASTRONOMIC DELIGHT, when she gave me a call yesterday to say that I was now the owner of a Bernina serger in mint condition! Woo hoo!!! I feel I have put in my time with a sewing machine, and am SO excited to finally own a serger. I mean, I’m over the moon excited about it. Cool. And for $75! What a sale!
So I know I’ve been spotty about blogging lately. I can in good conscience blame it on my busy life, but I will also confess that I’ve been sucked into the Psych vortex, which has sucked almost all productivity from my nights. But never fear. Allan and I finished the last season available for steaming via netflix last night. I have a ton of projects backed up, and am pretty “psyched out of my mind” (name that movie) about some of them. See you sooner than later!
PS is there anything I should know about buying serger thread? Certain brands good/bad? Do you think this is a good deal?