Monday, March 26, 2012

Adventures in Surgery

Andrew, Ethan, and I woke up before humanly allowed to make the trip out to Children's Hospital this morning.  Hannah thankful (because of her wonderful Auntie) got to sleep in.  Today was the date of Ethan's scheduled surgery.  He has a Dermoid cyst above his eye (see my previous post for more info) that needed to be removed.  All in all it went VERY well.  The nurses and doctors were amazing.

Here we are in the car on the way to the hospital.  Pretty awake for being up so early.

Getting in a good cuddle with mama.

I think Ethan started to figure out something was up was we were taken to his little cubicle.

Gown (I love this picture)

Ready to go.  Not a happy camper.

Bubbles made this little boy very happy.  You can see the mark the doctor put on his forward so they wouldn't do the wrong eye by mistake.  We didn't wait too long before they called me to bring Ethan into the OR.  It was very nice to be able to carry him in myself and be there while they put him to sleep.  After, he was asleep his surgeon walked me back to where Andrew was waiting. 

Here is Ethan in recovery after they let us is to see him.

He tried so hard to keep his eyes open.  We were their less than a few minutes before I got to carry him back to where they discharge him.

Here he is all snuggled and ready to go home.  He was so drugged out.  His nurse was wonderful and gave me a whole list of instructions to help him heal up well.

My sweet pirate baby.
 Ethan has done very well since getting home, his appetite is thriving.  He had a good nap this afternoon and he is acting as if nothing out of the ordinary is going on.  Here he was playing this afternoon with his letter.  In fact, he is a little on the verge of hyper right now.  

Our biggest task right now is to keep him from ripping off his patch and touching the stitches because we don't want any sort of infection getting in.  Big thank you to everyone who has and continues to pray for Ethan.


Charlotte said...

Thank you for this detailed update. Am so thankful it all went well. Yes, you have to keep your little pirate's hook from ripping his eye patch off! Hugs to you and Ethan!

Mindy A said...

Happy to hear it went well!

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