Monday, November 07, 2011
I debated sharing the news that Finn would be having surgery...mainly because of the location. Will that be embarrassing for him later? He can't help it. It just happened. And my blog will totally be deleted by the time he's a teenager, right?
The night of fasting went better than expected. I fed Finn right up until 1am & then he was cut off. He slept for a bit & then when he woke he wasn't as mad as I thought he'd be to not be offered food. We got to the hospital at 5:30. Never would I have guessed that I'd be back at the same hospital where I delivered Finn exactly 7 weeks later. We hung out in pre op until the surgeon took him back at 7:30.
My stomach was in knots thinking about my little 9 lbs. baby in the operating room. All I could do was hope that all would go well & that he wouldn't have any reactions to the anesthesia, but turning complete control over to the doctor was physically painful for me.
About 40 minutes later we got word that all had gone well with the surgery. I went back to the recovery room to see my little baby sleeping with an adult size oxygen mask on his face & tubes all over the place. It was so heartbreaking to see him like that, but I felt so relived that he looked so healthy otherwise.
The nurse & the anesthesiologist told us that he had his tongue sticking out the whole time & they thought that was pretty funny. We were able to hold him feed him Pedialyte. I wanted to rip that tape & IV out of his arm. It looked so uncomfortable.
After a not at all restful night in the hospital, Finn & I were back home in time to kiss Sadie before she left for school. Claire had him coloring in no time.
I know that many people have children that go through much more invasive surgeries at even younger ages, but this was still very scary for us. I can't even imagine being in & out of the hospital on a regular basis. My heart goes out to those that do.
Thank you so much for your thoughts & prayers. We feel so blessed that Finn is doing well. I am convinced that the Lord was looking over us & our little boy.
Posted by Candace at 4:59 PM