Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Surgery Day

Today was the big day for Reid--he had his tubes removed and his adenoids taken out.  We had been to the doctor a few weeks ago and he told us this needed to be done.  His tubes just wouldn't fall out on their own and he was still getting ear infections.  I would love to say that I was a big girl about the whole ordeal...but that would be a lie.  I have fought worry since the second we scheduled it. 
 The Lord must have known how worried I was about him being scared because the first thing Reid said when we woke him up was, "I'm going to the doctor!"  He was happy and cheerful and calm all morning.  The nurse gave him a coloring book that told him what to expect and she had Cars stickers.  I think that made us all feel better.  ( : 
 Hanging out with Daddy.
 He even decorated his gown with Cars stickers.

 All ready to go--my big brave boy! 
 They came in and gave him some medicine that calmed him down and made him really sleepy so we laid together and watched Jake and the Neverland Pirates. 
 He was a little groggy.  Ha!  He would just look at me and smile.  Then they came and took him back and the whole thing took about twenty minutes.  The surgeon said everything went great. 
 When we went back to get him he was crying and yelling and trying to rip his IV out.  We pretty much had to hold his arms down because he was determined to get the IV out and wouldn't calm down.  They said they normally wait until they drink something to take the IV out but they went ahead and took it out.  I think we were all a little traumatized but then he calmed down and went to sleep for a little while.  When he woke up--he was as happy as could be. 
He came home and went straight to playing with all of his new toys.  He was also excited to see DeDe and Lilly.  We were very thankful that DeDe came to hang out with Lilly and love on her while we were taking care of Reid.  The fact that Reid is doing so great is such an answer to prayer and we are so thankful!!  He is also eating normal food already, too.  Praise the Lord! 

Tonight we had small group and Reid just stayed with us intead of going to the church...we thought he would just hang out and watch movies.  Not so much.  He ran around like a wild man and then while we were praying he jumped out of our bedroom and sprayed a couple of people in the face with water.  So, yeah, I think he is going to be just fine.  ( ;

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

So glad that today went well!!!