Thursday, February 27, 2014

V's surgery

As you all know, I have been so afraid of today for quite some time. So let me break it down for you...

As you know 2 weeks ago, we had to reschedule due to the fact he was too sick for surgery.

For the past two weeks he has been on antibiotics to help keep him healthy enough for today.

Last night at 11:30, he puked...everywhere...I literally had to scrub the carpet before I had an emergency shower. I was so afraid it wasn't going to happen. I started sending texts to his paternal grandma, his dad, and my friend from work, who spent 18 years working in the emergency department. Aren't you lucky I don't have your number? I mean who wants to received texts that late at night? Not to mention the gross details on how I had to really think about what he ate.

So I was up most of the rest of the night monitoring his temperature. It never went up, no more puking, so I picked up his Grandma at 5:55. Off to the hospital we went.

The woman who checked us in was amazing, gave V a present of a small bear with scrubs and a mask. She also gave him a penny to throw into the fountain. So nice. She was quick and thorough.

Then we were called back, where they weighed V, got his height, and then we were to get him into his gown and the gal came back and took his blood pressure and put on his finger monitor to monitor his oxygen. This is when he was getting nervous..and I was getting weepy.


Soon the nurse came in to go over the paperwork, and the anesthesiologist came in and went over what she was going to do. She gave him a stuffed caterpillar and a take home mask, with stickers on it.  Then his doctor came in and said hi, checked in with us and then the nurse came and took him to the operating room. So I had to try to give him a quick hug, but he wouldn't let go of me. I was having a really hard time keeping it together. The nurse took him by the hand and they went one way and we went the other way. I couldn't look back..I made myself walk forward and try not to make an audible sound, because I didn't want to upset him.

My two coworkers came and found me, gave me hugs and we talked briefly. Then we got lead into a room to wait for the doctor, as the procedure was done. The first thing the doctor said, "There is no doubt in my mind, this was the best decision for him, he needed them out." Evidently he was pretty brave but had a small breakdown before he went under. I would have too, no judgment here.

Evidently when he was coming out of anesthesia he said, "is it over yet?" The nurse responded with, "yes, you are all done". Evidently his eyes opened wide and he sat straight up. A few minutes later we met him in his recovery room and he had three nurses surrounding him helping him with things, he was crying, and they asked me to sit down and they put him on my lap. He drank a cup of water, and asked for more. They gave him an ice pop instead. He quickly finished that, and they got him another cup of water. He asked when he could go home, and I asked the nurse and she said, he can go now, just need to finish up a few things.

We were home by 9:30.

I can't say enough good things about the staff, and how amazing they were.

On the way home V said, it feels funny now without his tonsils. I asked him why and he said, "I don't feel them anymore."

Yeah I don't feel mine on a daily basis..and to think he was constantly feeling his.

I thought for sure he would have a nap..but no nap so far..he is pretty pale at this point. He is currently laying down and I am hopeful he will fall asleep.

Here is a picture of him after we got home.



Did you have surgery at a young age? If so, what of?

I have to say, I am so happy this is over.

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    1. thank you, honestly, I am ready for the next chapter

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  2. Poor kiddo. It is SO scary to think of your baby having surgery but really, it sounds like it was so good for him and went as well as surgery ever can. I would totally have been hysterical, so good for you - sounds like you were very strong!

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    1. I honestly had a hard time keeping it together, no lie

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  3. Great news. Glad to hear that the hospital staff was nice and all went smoothly.

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    1. yes they were so attentive and amazing, and to think I work there ;)

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  4. Glad everything went good! At least it's all over now! I'm sure he'll bounce back really quickly. Did his voice sound different? Jaden's voice changed when he got his out and it took me forever to get used to!

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    1. so far, I haven't noticed his voice change at all

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  5. such a brave young boy (and his mommy too).

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    1. yes thank you, now just the healing part..and soon he will be as good as new

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  6. I'm so glad he was able to have the surgery! Here's to a healthy boy!

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  7. Sweet boy! Strong Mama! I am so happy that the surgery went well. My God ~ he thinks it feels funny without them - sounds like it was a great decision. You are so brave!!!

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  8. I'm glad to hear it went well!!! My first surgery was when I was 18. But my brother had to have a sebaceous cyst removed from the back of his head when he was an infant. He still has a scar, but you can only see it when it cuts his hair very short.

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    1. I hear surgery is worse as you get older, I hope your recovery was quick

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