Well, the tubes are in and Tree Faerie is doing fine. She was only away from us for 15 minutes, and while it was the longest 15 minutes of my life, we made it. She was an unhappy camper until she got to come home and take a nap. We were home by 10AM, and I had her down for a nap by 10:30. She slept for two solid hours, after which she was happy and fun.
We also handled not being able to nurse after midnight okay. Not great, but okay. At 2AM she woke up and couldn't understand why I wasn't letting her nurse. Since Tree Faerie chose to express her displeasure by screaming at the top of her lungs, DTTF got up and suggested we take her for a drive. He drove us around for about an hour and showed me one of the places he used to live. When she finally fell asleep after 40 minutes, all of which were peaceful, I was a little afraid I wouldn't be able to get her in the house and in bed without her waking up. Thankfully there were no complications, and she slept until DTTF's alarm went off at 6:20. I managed to keep her distracted from nursing most of the morning. All in all, it wasn't too terrible.
I've already noticed an improvement in Tree Faerie's balance. She hasn't fallen nearly so often since the tubes were put in. We'll see if there are any rapid changes in her speech...
Thanks for the support and encouragement.
Hopefully I'll actually get around to writing Tree Faerie's 14 month letter tomorrow. She didn't get one last month.