Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Surgery Day

Today was the little guy's surgery.  We had to be at the hospital at 6:30. We were so lucky that James woke up this morning in a great mood, even though our normal morning routine was way off.  We could tell that he was hungry, but he still was pleasant.  When we got to the hospital, he enjoyed checking everything out and playing with the really neat forehead thermometer. He did great.  When it was time for the procedure and they took him to the OR without us, he didn't cry at all.  The doctor said that he was amazingly good, and just looked around and was very well behaved with no crying or whining.  The ear tubes procedure went fine, as did the double frenulectomy.  He was pretty upset though when he woke up from the anesthesia.  Man was he screaming.  But he brought it down to whimering in about 15 minutes and we were released just before 9am.  

Once we made it home, he was still sad, and probably hungry, so we made him a smoothie, and he played for a little bit before going down for a nap.  Once he had a nap, he woke up in a great mood.  Although his ears are discharging  bunch of bloody goop, and earlier his mouth was bleeding like crazy.  He is in a great mood now.  He just fell asleep for his afternoon nap.   I am really glad that we made the decision to do this.  The Dr. reported that he had a bunch of really thick fluid in his ears, that would not have passed.  In addition, he also reported that James' tongue- tie was pretty tight, and that his upper lip attachment was very thick and attached, and he probably would not have grown out of it.  Glad to know that we did the right thing.  

So now we are on the mend, and can hopefully move forward this summer with no more ear infections!