Things went very smoothly, for the most part, with Thomas’ surgery today. The patient did not eat or drink more than two ounces of apple juice after 1 this morning as instructed. He did not want the mask, but unlike his sister did not fight it. I held him on my lap in the operating room with my arms hugged around his. As the mask was held up to his mouth, he was talked to and reassured about the skunk that would be coming into the room and not to smile when he smelled it. This psychology worked perfectly as he concentrated on the animal and not the reality. Once asleep I left to rejoin Daddy and wait for word from the doctor. 30 minutes later we were thrilled to learn the hidden ear tube was retrieved and removed then replaced with a smaller one after the trapped fluid was sucked out. Adenoids were also taken out. Pre-surgery prayers answered for sure. The recovery was a little rough but not as bad as the last time. Thomas was so tired he had a tough time being roused enough to drink some juice and show the nurse he was okay to leave. Since being home his only issue has been a bad taste in his mouth that makes him want to spit it out. That we can handle. No food restrictions, though his appetite is minimal as it could take 24 hours before he returns to normal. Sissy is struggling with the shift in attention to her little brother, pointing out all the special treatment. You had your turn two weeks ago, Charlotte.
Posted under Baby Thomas: Month 50
This post was written by Tara on August 31, 2012