Well, Morgan Kate's tubes are in and we both survived. Oh, happy day!
The surgery literally lasted about ten minutes. Maybe only nine. The longest part of the morning was just waiting to go into the operating room. We arrived at 7:40 and were immediately called back to dress MK in her little gown (cutest thing), fill out paperwork and check vitals. We then waited for about forty-five minutes. MK and I played, gave each other pretend medicine, counted ceiling tiles. You know, fun stuff like that. Everyone was super, super nice and so sweet to both she and I. Right before 8:30 they came to take her into the operating room. She went straight to them and never looked back. I, of course, lingered for a bit and watched as she walked down the hallway that seemed three miles long. I did very well and didn't shed a tear until I called Travis to tell him that she was in the OR. He wasn't able to go with us today and it broke my heart not having him there. I know it absolutely broke his so I called and texted with every little update. Luckily, Gator met us there and was a big help! He helped keep me distracted for the the ten minutes that seemed like ten hours. He also picked up breakfast on the way back home and that made my heart and tummy smile.
As I was saying, the surgery took no time at all. Just ten minutes after taking her from me, they called me back to let me know how things went. Dr. B said everything went great and that the tubes went in very easily. They did have to remove some fluid from her left ear and that ear was a bit more irritated so she could have a little bleeding. Five minutes after that conversation they let me go back and see her. She was already sitting up, drinking apple juice and eating an orange popsicle. The minute she saw me she began crying and of course I started crying a little too. It's so hard seeing your baby hurt. Actually, I don't think she was hurting at all. I think she was just groggy and disoriented from being sedated. We only stayed in recovery about five minutes and then we were on our way. She cried until we hit the interstate and then she was out like a light. She slept the entire way home and continued napping in my arms for about twenty minutes once we got here. She's still a little crabby, but nothing I can't handle. Right this minute she's watching cartoons while eating sliced cheese and a Milky Way. And anxiously awaiting a visit from her "Kaka". She'll be feeling better in no time!
Thank you all for your kind words, thoughts and prayers! We love you all!