Thursday, March 27, 2008

Ahhhh!

So we made it through Daynen's surgery this morning... (insert a big sigh of relief)... he had a "bilateral myringotomy", which is the official name for "tubes" in both ears.


Both, our surgeon, Dr. Kipp Robins (who also did Trevan's tonsillectomy a year ago) and anesthesiologist, Dr. Thayne Wilson (who is one of my clients) were wonderful and reported that everything went as well as could be hoped for. It is such a routine and relatively simple procedure, but it is still so dramatic when it is your own sweet baby!

Here he is with Daddy, as we checked in and the nurse took his vitals. (This is just a few seconds before I realized I'd forgotten to charge the camera battery and it died... so DARN! No other photos at the hospital..!)

Waking up from anesthesia is always a little rough for a few minutes, but he did pretty well. There was a lot of fluid in both ears (his left ear was 100% full, right ear over 80% full), so we are told to expect some drainage for a few days, but he should have a remarkable increase in hearing and a decrease in both ear pressure and (hopefully!) in ear infections. Yea!
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Poor little guy! By the time we got home a little after 9 am, he was soooo ready for a nap...
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He has always been my sleeper and LOVES to be in his own bed! He is still sleeping soundly...


...In fact, I think I may go join him! We are both exhausted! (I guess I'm just a wimp, but I realized I would NOT do well as a mom to a chronically sick child... how do people do it?)

7 comments:

meg said...

I'm glad everything went so well! I hope he starts to feel better soon! What a sweet boy!

Kajsa said...

So glad everything went smoothly. The hospital and any procedure there is ALWAYS exhausting for everyone involved. And why do the little babes get so dang ANGRY when they come out of anesthesia? I hope Daynen's tubes bring him some much needed relief!

Thank you so much for your kind comment on our blog. It's hard when any of our kiddos have issues, no matter what the issue is. Seizures are stressful but they are really not dangerous and I have also wondered how other moms do it!

Jesicca said...

Congrats on the tubes. Hopefully your little guy will feel better and sleep through the night with no more troubles. He is beautiful!

Mauri said...

Poor little sweet thing! He looked so cute in that picture at the doctor's office. He is such a sweetheart. I hope he starts feeling better soon. We love him!

Jane said...

Daynen, Get better!!!

I have to say, he's well taken care of all snuggled up sleeping in the blanket I made him! and, he looks absolutely handsome! my gosh, if we all couldn't look the great while sleeping. ;-)

MiNdY said...

awww... Im so glad he is fixed and on the way to being Cute little Daynen again! Give him hugs and kisses for me!

Jenn Granum said...

He is so darling. I love the picture where he is in color and everything else is black and white. How did you do that?