And we're upping the 2010 surgery count to 4.


Between me and #2, this year, we are now working on surgery number FOUR!

She went for her first surgery in July.  And, when that didn’t work, we went for her second surgery in September.  And, even after that one looked promising, it too wasn’t successful and we have scheduled her third (and final option) surgery for unclogging her tear ducts Tuesday. 

Look at her right eye, you’ll notice the tear and goop in her eye…that’s why she’s having the surgery.  That can cause eye infections and other problems for her.


Since my surgery after our loss, I’m even more scared for my #2-Bear.  Now that I know what it’s like.  That mask they put on you with the oxygen…it’s really quite frightening.  And, now she’s having to have it done for a third time.  And, to top it off, she’ll be all alone in the recovery room, until they move her to the secondary one.

I think I’m going to make my momma bear move.  I’m going to remind them that #2 crawled out of the bed last time and started climbing up a nurse.  I’m pretty certain I’m the momma bear that my #2-Bear should be climbing up.

Please pray that the surgery is a success and that she recovers quickly and easily and sleeps off the anesthesia so she wakes up more herself.


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  1. Poor muffin. I hope this surgery is a success and that her recovery goes well.

  2. Our prayers are with your and your little pretty bear…Be strong mommy bear as all babies are holding on to us. Maybe Santa’s gift for you is still on it’s way.

  3. Prayers coming your way friend. And you just mama bear right in there. Seriously. I’m a doctor. Tell them I said it was okay.

  4. Oh hon..keeping you in my thoughts and adding a prayer. All will be well! Hugs!

  5. Only positive thoughts are coming your way! I hope you growl loud enough to be there when she wakes up because even as an adult that is always a scary moment!

  6. I will certainly be thinking of you! I feel so bad for her – poor girl probably doesn’t know what’s going on. But, what has to be done, has to be done and I’m glad that momma and daddy are doing what’s best for her despite the fears you guys have.

    Such good parents!!! Not that you need my approval, of course. 😉

  7. So sorry to hear of this friend. Here’s hoping this is the final surgery for all of you until the end of time!

    Hang in there Mama Bear!

  8. Oh goodness, I’m sorry she and you are having to go through this again! Boo… Thinking of you all and praying that it is a success and you won’t have to deal with this anymore!!

  9. I’ll be praying for Sampson. Between momma bear moves, and Papa Bear I think you will be able to convince them what’s best for Nat! Keep me updated! Love y’all so much!

  10. Definitely will say a prayer tomorrow for a safe and successful surgery. Stay strong, mama!

  11. Hugs. N’s a fighter.

    You go Mama Bear on them. I know it just killed Lucas that only one of us was allowed to be with Melody as she came out of anesthesia. She was nursing at the time, and the boobs were attached to me, so there wasn’t much question. No parents at all? Unthinkable!

  12. mrs. hils says:

    Prayers all day for you guys! I’m around if you need anything…

  13. I’m so sorry. I hope it goes perfectly and that it is over with quickly and she wakes up and sees your smiling face right away. My oldest son, when he was 3, had surgery due to severe pneumonia, and his surgery was in his lung, and he had to have a chest tube after for 4 days. Nightmare of my life, to say the least. They recovery so well, though. It’s hard on them, but even harder on us. Good Luck, happy thoughs, prayers, all going your way. xo

  14. Poor N! That is so awful it takes three surgeries to correct one thing. I can’t believe they won’t let you in the recovery room with her right away, she is WAY too young to be by herself! Even I would want my mom after surgery! ha Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way! 😀

  15. Oh no! I’m so sorry she has to have another surgery. I hope they let you into recovery with her. I would be feeling the same way. Keeping you all in my prayers and sending hugs.

  16. Poor natalie! And poor you! I will be praying for you both!

  17. Poor little thing! She’s taking it all like a trooper and she’ll do the same this time! Get your Mama Bear on and TELL them you NEED to be there! ROAR!

  18. So sorry girl! Nothing like watching your babies suffer. My kids have had lots of health problems since September & it sucks worrying about them all the time. Praying for ya!

  19. Grammy Staffy says:

    I am thinking of you and N today. I am praying that all will go well with the wee one and that Mama Bear will be calm and at peace all through this ordeal.
    I am also praying that this 3rd redo will be successful. They say that the third time is the charm. I hope so.
    Good luck and God bless
    Hugs, Grammy L

  20. Oh sweet Nat! Hoping it went well & that the tear duct can cry some super duper tears!

  21. Thinking of you guys! Big prayers that it will be completely successful!

    Hope you all had a VERY Merry Christmas!

  22. Thinking of N and hoping and praying that this will be her last surgery. Poor little girl.

  23. u r such a good mama bear…i think i would go crazy!!

    so glad it’s over – for all of you!

  24. Prayers will be with you and N. You seem to be having the year that Bill & I had in 2009… It will get better next year, I promise!
    Wishing you all the best for 2011. HUGS!!

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