Before I go in to all the details, I want to let you know the two very important things from all of this:
We lucked out again and got a super early surgery time….and had to be there a little after 6am. Sadie was so confused by everything and so tired. This time she was going under general anesthesia, so they were going to wait to put her IV in after they had given her some gas to make her sleep…which turned out to be the biggest blessing. First, we didn’t have to watch the IV madness again and second, they ended up poking her 5 times to get it in. FIVE TIMES.
We met with everyone before her surgery and the anesthesiologist decided to give her an oral medication to relax her which would make me handing her over a little easier. It totally helped but Sadie was MAD about taking it! So we handed her off to the doctor and then waited. The whole thing took about a hour, mostly because of the IV trouble.