Fast forward about two hours and we were home. Em slept off the rest of the anesthesia and woke up feeling pretty good. We kept her pains meds and her antibitoics on schedule. The rest of that day was filled with popsicles, surprise visits from neighbors with gifts for Em and a special delivery from Grandma. Mom and Dad sent her a balloon bouquet with flowers and a super cute teddy bear than Em has yet to not sleep with.
Em spent the next four days taking it easy. She had no complications other than her side affects from the hydrocodone. Turns out codeine doesn't knock every one out. Who knew? It actually had the very opposite affect on Em. It made the pain go away but it also made her very hyper and extremely angry. Day 4 after surgery we began to ween her off the strong stuff and got her on just plain Tylenol. It made a world of difference. Emmy was back to her old self pretty quick. She went back to school on Tuesday, mostly because she really wanted to go back. And because she "knew her friends and her teachers missed her."