Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Post-op Happiness

So big man had his ear surgery this morning. He was a champ. Last night he couldn't even sleep in his room, cuz they had painted upstairs and I could still smell it, so we made him sleep in a pack n play in the den. Then I had to get him up at pre-dawn for the surgery at 7:30. We got the hospital at 6:15 (they wanted us there at 6, but I thought that was nuts)..we got checked in and by 7:25 they were taking him in. Before 8 he was back with me. The thing they don't tell you is that when kids wake up from the anesthesia, they are "inconsolable" for anywhere from 5 - 20 minutes. The dr said that it is just their brain trying to figure out what is going on and work its way out. Luckily he wasn't thrashing or anything too much -- just crying a weird cry. After about 15 minutes he calmed down and within another 5 was drinking juice and eating crackers, and smiling up at me. We are now sitting at home and he is playing with his toys - happy as a clam. So far so good -- Dr said everything went fine, but the gunk in his right ear was really thick and sticky so its a good thing we got it out. Hopefully he will be feeling better. He is such a happy baby, its amazing, really.

6 comments:

Shari said...

Yay! He's doing great. I have a happy baby too... and they a really are a blessing. You almost expect to find wings under their shirts when you undress them for bed time.

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear is made out well. It is horrible to see them come out of anesthesia....Tyler was sobbing, then I started too 'cause I thought he was in pain, but it was just him coming out of it. Which was then explained afterwards...I think they were more worried about me actually at that point. Take it easy today. I am sure you will all sleep well and I know you are glad it is over with.
Keep us posted. L.

ktjrdn said...

Yeah, the waking up is the absolute worst part. I'm glad things settled down quickly for you.

Amy W said...

Yea!

And yes, that post surgery crap sucked.

Pam said...

YEAH!! So glad he is doing well and the being put under is over with. Glad it went well and I am sure he will be even happier now that his ears are doing better!

Kellie said...

Glad he did so good. Poor baby :(