Thursday, May 22, 2008

Brave Little Guy

We reported dark and early this morning to the hospital for Micah's ear tube procedure. He didn't really enjoy much of the morning, but, who would? After checking in, we were brought back to a room where Micah donned a cute little gown with whales and penguins. Mama donned a fashionable paper jumpsuit and cool blue footies so she could go into the operating room with Micah. He was pretty distressed about the whole thing, but I don't think he was actually uncomfortable. He hated the pulse oximeter and having his temperature taken and I KNOW those don't hurt.

After meetings with the nurse, the anesthesiologist, and the ENT, we were finally wheeled back to the OR. Mama and Micah rode together, waving at all the doctors and nurses along the way. I was allowed to be with him and hold him until he went to sleep. I think that helped him to be more comfortable, though he still shed many tears.
The procedure was fairly quick. They said he had lots of fluid in his ears, so I'm glad I pushed for them to put the tubes in. Though I was able to be with him before the procedure, he woke up in recovery without Mama or Baba and boy, was he pissed!

We're home and he's already had breakfast! Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. Here's our little guy relaxing at home after the procedure.

8 comments:

FHL said...

I was hoping to hear a report, but not expecting one yet, hurray! I am so glad that everything went so well!!!

amy said...

thanks for the update

The Hindsman's said...

I am so glad he is dong well after surgery.

Michael said...

Well that makes it a pair for this week as Thing 1 and Thing 2 have had to wear the drafty open gown. Glad to hear that he is doing well. I am sure they will talk about their "owies" together this weekend. That should be a funny conversation.

Michael

Donna said...

He looks quite concerned in all those pictures! I'm glad it went well, no problems. Lainey will have her tubes put in during the palate surgery...a two-for-one deal! We'll be almost to our 3 month mark when Micah has his surgery. I'll try and pass on all that I learn during the recovery. Yikes...

Lily Makes 3 said...

So glad to hear Micah is doing well! We miss you all!!

The Straight's said...

Happy to hear all went well with the surgery. Hope to see you soon!

Valeri said...

Glad everything went well!!!!!