The girls were very excited to get an e-mail from Kit this week. They have been wondering how her surgery went, and they were happy to hear from her.
Hi guys! I’m home from the hospital now, so I wanted to be sure to let you know how I am doing. I am happy to report that everything went well and my vision is back to normal! Here is a picture of me at the hospital:
In case you are wondering about the bow in my hair, that wasn’t my idea. The nurses at the hospital thought I would look cute with that in. I didn’t have the heart to tell them that I’m not a big hair bow fan, oh well. Otherwise they were all very nice and I got to eat lots of ice cream.
And check it out, my eyes actually close again!
I have to go, Charlie wants to go play ball. I just wanted to make sure that I let you know that I am fine. Miss all of you and looking forward to coming back in August!
Just in case you haven’t figured it out, I sent Kit to the AG hospital to get her eyes fixed. I was a bit nervous about this. First, the idea of mailing her anywhere made me nervous, but she had tracking on her both directions. The main reason I was nervous though is I wanted to be sure they just replaced her eyes and not her head. My Kit is what is known as a “transitional” Kit. In other words, she is a Kit that came out right about the time Pleasant Company was purchased by Mattel and she is marked “Pleasant Company” on the back of her head. Plus, I picked out this specific Kit because of her hair texture and freckles.
I am happy to report that I got my Kit back, the first thing I did was check her neck! I was impressed with how quick the turnaround time was, from the day I mailed her to the day I got her back was only two weeks. I thought that was incredibly fast in comparison to things I’ve read from other people. I definitely think that sending her back over the summer was a smart move, I imagine it gets busier in the fall months.
Kit came back dressed in a hospital gown and the cutest little socks. She also had a Get Well card, a Certificate of Good Health and an ID band. I thought all of these details were very cute, a nice added touch to just getting a naked doll back. She was also packaged in an all white AG doll box with a bandaid sticker on it.
I contemplated on taking her to someone in Pittsburgh to be repaired, but since I wasn’t sure exactly what was broken in her eye, I had some reservations. I also factored in the fact that it was on the south side of Pittsburgh which is farther away, so after thinking about gas used and time, I decided just to send her to AG. I’m glad I did, I am very pleased with how everything went and the turnaround time.
I’m still contemplating on sending Abby (Saige) in, hers will be for a whole new head since it’s her hair that is the issue. Now that I’ve done Kit though, I feel much more confident in doing it.