Oh, that’s so sad, poor kid! It’s also pretty darn funny. At least the kid was probably super drugged up and most likely won’t remember it. It’ll just get shoved down into her unconscious and manifest itself in post-traumatic stress nightmares and awkward social situations and her own mother-daughter relationship with her kids, and maybe later in her life she’ll make a therapist rich off of it.
Or, maybe she’ll just forget it. Since she was probably super drugged if she just softly cried and went back to sleep. It IS kind of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. My vote’s that the mom is just a good parent with an awesome, dry sense of humor. She WAS there when her daughter woke up from surgery, after all.