Monday, September 20, 2010

Nathan's Surgery ...at the hospital too...

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Daddy, Nathan and I are all hunkered down in the hospital room right now, watching Blues Clues and being AMAZED that he's actually eating (though it's only chips and carrots right now, he drank some WATER ... and now is cuddling his drink bottle with his milk in it) ...

He is doing a lot better, right now, then he was a half hour ago.   YAY!!!

We left the house this morning, took the typical riding in the car picture and got ... 
PLEASE... No Mammarazzi today .... 

It was a nice drive, but the traffic was unbelievable...  
Here are a few pictures of Seattle ... 
But we got to the Clinic/Hospital with a few minutes to spare. 
 We stopped and admired the garden for a minute before coming in...
We got our badges, and checked in and then went to the surgery desk. 
Got a beeper for the day, and eventually got taken back.
He of course melted down when we got him in his gown .... so he got to play with the lights and it eventually calmed him down....
He tried to watch out the window for awhile...
Then decided to cuddle with Daddy again...

We got taken back about 9:30am and he wasn't taken back to surgery until about 11:15-ish.  We were told it would take about 90 minutes, and about 2 hours after they walked away with him, we got the news that they were done around 1:20...  Dr. Burns came out and told us that everything went well, that he ended up with a LOT of stitches, and he couldn't do the tube (open catheter) like he wanted, but it was basically the same thing that he ended up doing, just a different tube.  The tube will end up being in for about 10 days to 2 weeks, and we'll have to come back for his post op appointment of course.   It wasn't until after 2 that we got beeped again so that we knew what room he was in.  Once we got that info, we were given directions on how to get there, and then we walked to his room, and just as we were coming down the hall he was getting wheeled in his room. 

He was just basically this little zombie who wasn't moving or making a peep other then to whine at me before he threw up.  He ended up throwing up twice, before they got the anti-nausea meds in him.  He just layed around for longer, watching cartoons ....   Nana and Papa sent him a Purple Dinosaur that you can warm up in the microwave, and he smells like lavender.  AND a big ol' Froggy balloon which he's insisting stays in his bed with him. 

Daddy went and got snack (chips) for him and I and Nathan looked interested, so Daddy offered him one...
Next thing we know he's shoving them in his mouth....
Then his dinner tray came and boy oh boy .....  he proved to be one HUNGRY HUNGRY boy!!  I think he ate the best he has EVER eaten! 
He ended up eating ALL those carrots, and about half the pasta, and several chips!!  And he was sooooooooo happy to get chocolate milk in his drink bottle!  Now he's sipping on his chocolate milk and watching Blues Clues.....  he has left his IV alone (YAY) unlike last time when he had it pulled out practically soon after I got back there with him...  and he's even leaving his leads on and his pulse/ox monitor.  He's being a really good boy and we're really proud of him, and SO HAPPY he has come out of the zombie like state he was in!! 

Anyway, I'm going to close this blog for now and share it so family and friends can catch up and be updated.

Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers!!!

3 comments:

Danielle Kushmer said...

I am very glad everything went well. He is such a brave little boy,,,cant help but love him !! Get Better soon Nathan !! Love Danielle and kids !!

Sissy said...

Sweet little guy! I'm so glad he did so well.

Lizzie said...

What a darling, I am so very glad it went well. You guys are amazing.