Monday, December 22, 2008

Super Trooper

Last night was not a good night of sleep f or me. Apparently, I was more nervous then I realized. I went to bed late, laid there, then at 4:30am i woke up and could not go back to sleep. I tried to wake MT up to feed him. He was not having any of it.. He just would go right back to sleep. I tried and tried until about 6am. I am not sure I managed to get any real amounts of food in him ..

We left for the hospital around 6:40am and arrived around 7:20. We checked in and began waiting. Unfortunately, we waited until about 8:45/9am before they actually took him back for surgery. He actually did amazingly well. Considering his last real feeding was at 9pm last night. A few times we had to distract him from remembering it was time to eat but that was it really. He never had a meltdown about waiting. In check in - they told me that they would give him a bottle of sugar water after the surgery was over and he woke up. I asked if I could nurse him instead. The nurse informed me that since MT takes bottles they would just go ahead and try the sugar water .... I was annoyed but it was early and I was in no mood to argue. So I let it go. We said our goodbyes and the nurse carried him into the OR. He didn't cry, which helped ease my mind. My husband, on the other hand, was a wreck. You could see it all over him. We switched roles today. I think it is because I have had surgery and been in hospitals more than he has.
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The dr came out about 55 mins and told us that he was done and they everything went well and that MT was on his way unto the PACU for recovery. He sent us to the nurses station to retrieve a pager so we would know when MT was ready for us to see him. About 25 mins later, my pager went off. Apparently, they tried to give him sugar water and he lost it. He was so pissed off by the time I got back there. I tried to explain to the nurse that he hates those rubber nipples on those hospital bottles. We realized that from when he was born and we had such a hard time feeding him with those nipples. I told the PACU nurse that I tried to explain that to the other nurse at check in but she wasn't interested in hearing me out. Regardless, I was able to nurse him and get his heart rate/blood pressure back down which was what the nurse was considered about. After he calmed down, I walked him to our post- op/waiting room. He saw my dad and was just bouncing with joy and glee. He babbled on and on to my father and ate a bottle and a half while we were waiting for the new nurse to send us on our way.

They send us home with instructions and some pain meds. He woke up at home a few hours ago and went to the bathroom and just screamed his little head off about it. The bandage fell off, we changed the diaper. And haven't had any signs of discomfort since. I am going to give him some of the pain meds tonight because I do not want him to wake up in the middle of the night in pain ..

Over all - pretty spectacular. Couldn't have asked for a better response from a 6 month old. We go back for a follow up visit in 2 weeks.

23 comments:

Wordgirl said...

Hooray hooray...

Oh Farah, I know from being a devoted reader that there are times when you worry about choices, or parenting -- second-guessing and such -- but let me tell you -- you are a fantastic mom -- it just shows through your writing -- you know what he needs, you know him, you are there -- loving him...

How happy I am for you all!

Love,

Pam

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

I am SO glad that you all survived the experience!!! I can barely imagine how hard it must have been to go through all of it and to hear that MT is doing so well is just fantastic! ((HUGS))

Katie said...

Oh, thank goodness it all went well!

You're a strong lady, Farah! I'd have been a puddle!

Amanda said...

I'm so glad that everything went so well!!! What a little trooper he is!

And hooray for you holding up like you did. I'm sure I would have been an absolute mess!

That little gown he's in is so cute!

Christy said...

Poor little sweet pea! I'm glad he's OK and that you and hubby survived as well. How nerve wracking!

Dreamer4agift said...

I'm glad to hear everything went well, despite the nurse not wanting to listen to the one person who knows MT the best...oh well, at least now you're all home and on the track of getting better.

((hugs))

Leah said...

I bet you are so proud of him. I'm glad everything went well and it's OVER with.

Geohde said...

I am so very glad it went well.

Very very glad.

Now for the Fertilized family to have a wonderful christmas together,

xx

J

Kathy V said...

I am glad it all went well. I was worried for him but he seems to have come through like a champ.

Cibele said...

Glad to hear everything went well... sorry that I have been MIA, I did not even know MT was going to have surgery. Glad it is over!!!!!

Loved the Christmas card

lub said...

Love your Christmas card pics- adorable! What a trooper- you are right! I am glad it is all behind you and you can focus on your adorable son. Merry Christmas!

AJ's mommy said...

So happy it all went so well. I know how nervous you must of been. He sure is a cutie and what a good boy he was.

Happy Holidays!!!!

sara said...

Poor MT! I'm so sorry that the sweetheart had to have surgery! But I'm so glad everything went okay - you did great. I would have been a wreck! I hope you guys have a great Christmas ((hugs))

TeamWinks said...

A super trooper for sure! So glad things seem to have gone smoothly!

Jill, Mommy of Tanner and Josie, our Clomid baby. :o) said...

YIPPEE!!! I thought about you guys all day.

a VERY Merry Christmas to you all! Give your little elf a big ol' smoochie from his future in-laws! :o)

tryingin2007 said...

(((huge hug!)))

I cannot even imagine ginny going in for surgery. you did awesome! I'm proud of you!

Katie said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family! Thanks for being such a great friend!

Love,
Katie

Barb said...

Oh I'm so glad the sweet one is ok.
Merry Christmas and love to you.

docgrumbles said...

Glad he was such a trooper!

Hope he is enjoying his first Christmas!

Anns said...

Wow! I disappear for a month and come back to ALL THIS! Happy to see MT did well the other day and I'm certain he's feeling much better by today. Merry Christmas to you guys!

Searching said...

Poor little man! Sounds like he did VERY well (and you made it, too!). The sugar water thing (pedialyte?) is just standard post-op stuff, yaddayadda, but I'm glad you were able to help him feel better! I'm glad you had his surgery done now, when he has had time to grow AND before he will have any memory of it. Hope he had a wonderful Christmas!

Barb said...

So glad the baby is ok!!

Kristen said...

I'm so glad the surgery went well! It's a shame the nurses think they know everything. You know your own son better than anyone. But yes, you sure do have a tough little guy on your hands.

Here's to NO MORE hospital visits! XOXO