Thursday, June 25, 2009

Poor Little Surgery Baby.

Thanks everyone for the sweet well wishes! Surgery day sucked, but it was to be expected. The procedure was originally scheduled for when Jonathan was much younger (and therefore less mobile) but fate intervened with multiple ear infections, and so we landed here. In month fifteen. When he never. stops. moving.

Happy baby, pre-surgery.

We arrived at Nemours (love them) promptly, as our previous experience was efficient and timely (yes, apparently this runs in the family. fun stuff.). But, unfortunately, the schedule was running behind, so our 8:00AM slot turned into a 10:00AM. Boo. Try explaining that to a fifteen month old who hasn't had anything to eat or drink since dinner the night before.

We were understanding though, as last year it was Casey's unexpectedly difficult surgery throwing their schedule into a tizzy. And the staff there is wonderful. They did everything in their power to help distract and entertain little J.

Not-so-happy baby, post-surgery.

When he finally went back, the procedure was quick (about an hour) and uneventful (yay!). He was brought to us from recovery pissed as hell and wanting to go home! After a sippy cup of juice and the removal of hep locks and monitors, we were off. The afternoon was rough with a lot of screaming (he was NOT cool with the no walking until late afternoon orders) and sobbing ("mommy, hurt!"). But he was increasingly happier and more mobile throughout the evening, and by bedtime (with a little help from codeine laced Tylenol) he was nearly himself again.

Fingers (and toes) crossed for today.

Happy baby, post-post-surgery.

11 comments:

Mommy Melee said...

So glad it went okay... *hug*

Atlanta Mommy said...

I'm so glad everything went well yesterday. Can't imagine how much it sucks to see you kid in a hospital bed.

Damon Regan said...

Good to see happy post-surgery baby.

Anonymous said...

Poor little JJ. Glad he's feeling better. How long does the healing process take?

Shelli

Anita said...

I hope you sweet baby will be feeling better soon, is the recovery quick?
Certainly I'd heard of this birth defect, and I think in my years of single woman experiences I've seen an adult case or two....LOL!
Take care, hope you get a nap!

The Flight of the Moody Family said...

So glad things went well for JJ. hope he recovers quickly.

Desiree said...

Poor little guy. Glad it's over...

Vered - MomGrind said...

I'm so glad he's OK. Hope he feels better today.

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

God- he looks so old in that middle picture.
He is going to look older than casey soon.
JJ has more of an adult face, while Casey will always be lucky with his young looks.
Happy to hear its over!

Jen said...

I so hope that the patient is recovering well.

Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

Poor baby :( That is so hard on kids and parents!

I hope he is continuing to recover well!

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