Princess had trouble waking up.
She kicked, screamed, cried silent tears, and tried to rip her IV out.
She is mad because of the arm restraints.
She is mad because she has no idea where she is.
She is mad because the roof of her mouth is raw and cut in two different places.
She was so mad, confused, and in such pain she arched her back and we couldn't even hold her.
Then she got another dose of pain medication and after a while she calmed down and slept for two hours in my arms. She is drooling blood and her lips are cracked and raw, too.
But at 3:00, she looked up at me and smiled. Then waved bye-bye to the nurse and downed 2 cups of juice. She is sleeping peacefully in the crib now.
It's not pretty, but it's getting better.