Bryce's surgery went very well this morning. In fact, other than the drainage from his nose and ears, and the constant drooling, you would have never known that he had surgery this morning.
We arrived at the surgery center at 6:30. I was hesitant about having it there, rather than at the hospital, but it was actually so much nicer. It was very calm and quiet, and since there were only a couple of doctors performing surgeries, there weren't that many people there. They got us signed in, I signed all the consent forms and got Bryce in his cute little hospital gown, and by like 7:30 he was ready to go.
They usually give kids a medicine called Versed to calm them down and make the separation from their parents a little easier. Unfortunately, Rylie had a horrible reaction to that med when she had her tubes put in, so I didn't allow them to give it to Bryce. We were a little worried about how he would act when they took him from me, but to my surprise, he didn't even fuss.
He went back to the operating room at around 8:00, and 20 minutes later his doctor came out to talk to us. He said that his ears were both full of fluid and his adenoids were "rotten", so he was almost positive that has been his problem. He thinks that this should prevent any future ear infections. I sure hope he is right.
15 minutes later we were taken back to see him and when they wheeled him in, he was sitting up drinking his juice. They said he never even fussed. He had an IV in his hand with a big red bandage wrapped around it, which he didn't like one bit. I sat with him while they took his vitals, removed the heart monitor sticky things (OUCH!) and the IV, and then we got him dressed. We left the surgery center shortly after 9:00.
It was easy and quick. My mom had gone with me, and Brian met us there after he took Rylie to school, so she rode in the back with him on the way home. He watched his movie and didn't even fall asleep. When we got home he had a banana, some pumpkin loaf and some juice, and shortly thereafter he was pointing at the pantry and wanted some Fruit Loops and pears. In between all of his eating, he played and acted silly like he normally does. This kid took that surgery like a champ. He is finally napping now. I hope the rest of his recovery is this easy!
Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers yesterday and today. I really appreciate all of your kind words. I love his doctor (seriously, he has got to be one of the best docs I have ever met!) and had complete faith in him, but it is nerve wracking for sure to have your kid go through any kind of surgery.
Hopefully the sickies (at least the ear infections) will be gone for good now!
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