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Update on the tonsil recovery / popsicle stealing

Thank you all so much for your kind words about my daughter’s surgery on Friday.

She is a trooper and even left on the hospital bed to go back to the OR with a smile and a thumbs up for her teary eyed parents faking an encouraging smile. The poor thing didn’t know what was coming next despite us trying to gently explain it to her. She just thought she was going to smell some yummy “cotton candyland” through the gas mask they let her hold. I was glad she’d fall asleep to that smell, the cotton candy scent carefully pasted on to the inside of the gas mask, rather than an IV which they did once she was fast asleep in candyland dreamland.

Hmm, now that I’m writing this, her little dreamland sounds vaguely familiar…

Cocco has been enjoying all the attention my little girl is getting, mistakenly thinking it’s for him. He even thought this balloon bouquet a friend dropped off had some hidden snacks for him. He couldn’t quite figure out where those treats were tucked away so he moved on after he gave it a thorough inspection.

not for you, little piggy

I heard about Cocco’s mission to steal her flavorful frozen treats. He has been very open in his attempts to popsicle-snatch. As her mom, I’m proud to say she is a good competitor against Cocco’s ruthlessness. She holds the popsicle high above her head and Cocco only manages to jump up and do a balancing act before he topples over, minus the popsicle.

As Cocco’s Mamma, I’m not that cruel. So . . .

That lime flavor seemed to fulfill his every desire.

Thanks again for your thoughtful messages and we promise to start getting around to your blogs as soon as we can. Managing a popsicle holder and aspiring popsicle thief isn’t nearly as tough as managing a 1.5 year old demanding to go popsicle for popsicle with his big sister!

~ Katie, the Mamma that runs this pigpen, and Coccolino the popsicle thieving mini pig

48 thoughts on “Update on the tonsil recovery / popsicle stealing

  1. Lassiter Chase & Benjamin

    We are hoping for a speedy recovery. Hope you stocked up on lots of popsicles. Cocco looks like he loved that popsicle! Showed Grandma the video of Cocco and the popsicle she was all smiles and said he sure likes that popsicle. 🙂

  2. Penelope

    WOWWIE Cocco sure does like popsicle! (Me not so much, but the hairy slobbery sisters does). We is furry happy that Katie is doing wonderful and wes hopoes she has a speedy recovery!

  3. Daisy

    Wow Cocco you really enjoyed that popsicle, little buddy! You’re so cute when you eat! 😀 Now you got us in the mood for one….

    We’re so glad your little girl is doing well and was such a great patient. We hope her healing goes smoothly and quickly. 🙂

  4. Nylabluesmum

    Hello Lea & Coccolina: What a delightful video of the popsicle stealing Cocco!!! She is hilarious!!!
    I am relieved your daughter came thru surgery well & is recuperating!!!!
    I had my tonsils out when I was 6 1/2 & none of it scared me til after surgery was over. All the other children threw up so had to stay overnite…..there I was in a huge white walled room in a ‘crib’ (was it a crib or a bed with rails, who knows?) & I got scared & started to wail. I remember a HUGE Nurse coming in to the room & jabbing me with a needle…I mean JABBING!!!! I screamed for my Father until he arrived!! He got me dressed & took me out of there against Nurse Jab’s orders….
    being the smart man he was he had blankets & a bucket for me….which I ‘used’ on the way home!!!!
    Popsicles became my best friend!!! 😉
    P.S.: I had a needle phobia for years because of that Nurse! I am better…sort of…OY!
    Get well soon Katie from Sherri-Ellen & Nylablue.

    1. minipig Post author

      Oh my gosh, that sounds terrible! At 6.5 I’m sure that would be traumatic. We are glad to hear your Dad saved you from enduring more of that!!

      1. Nylabluesmum

        Altho it WAS traumatic being jabbed & left alone in that big room it paved the way for me to work in the medical field years later!!!
        I never did learn how to give needles but I could do anything else in Nursing..
        My Father was always getting me out of these sort of incidents….my own personal Superman, 😉

          1. Nylabluesmum

            Hi Katie & Coccolina: after such a horrid experience many people end up hating Doctors/Hospitals/anything medical. I was determined to turn this around! I didn’t like the thought of people suffering so went into Nursing….I am one of the fortunate few!
            How is the little one doing this weekend?? Better I hope!!!
            Sherri-Ellen & Nylablue.

  5. we three doxies

    Oh I is so happy everything went well fur da surgery. Kids is so resilient but da peeps always has a harder time withs it. Her is definitely a tough little cookie.
    Hehehehe, poor Cocco cracks me up withs da Popsicle theivery. I would so bein; do dat too. I likes to knows Cocco be a little devious.


  6. Madi and Mom

    Hugs all around and great news on the recuperation after surgery for your daughter.
    I think I would like a bouquet of balloons too they probably would die a quick death at the hands of my daggers.
    Hugs madi

    1. Bacon

      Oh Dear. Get better soon little human. Until then Cocco can’t talk to me. Popsicles – Mmm. I’m going to have to ask mommy to bring me some home to try. Are they really that delicious? Has your mom given you popcorn yet? I can be all the way in my room but once I hear those kernels hit the pot I come running through the house!

  7. Two French Bulldogs

    thank goodness that surgery is over and done with! Now bring on the ice pops. Cocco, you didn’t have your tonsils out!
    Benny & Lily

  8. onebluedog

    I am very glad your little girl is doing well! This cotton candy business sounds delicious 🙂 And I am also glad that Cocco got some popsicle; he sure seemed to love it!

  9. snoopys@snoopysdogblog

    Yay – I’m so happy Cocco’s sister is on the road to recovery and Cocco is doing a great job in checking out the quality of those popsicles for her!! 🙂 Great video!! If Cocco gets bored of testing them, I’d be happy to help – I’m good at cuddles too! 🙂

    Wags to all

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

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