Wednesday, January 19, 2011


***This post was originally titled "T&A" meaning, "Tonsils and Adenoids" but Dan was quick to inform me that abbreviation meant something totally different***

We dropped Camden off at the sitter(Jace was hysterically crying for his "brudda") and made our way to the hospital by 8am.
Even though Dan was disgusted by the hospitals color choice for gowns, he kept Jace occupied by explaining everything included in his new attire. 
Jace did really well and only asked for food 15 minutes before heading back to the operating room.  We spoke with the surgeon one last time, met the anesthesiologist, and handed Jace to his new friend and nurse Dale.  I thought for sure he would hysterically cry because as of late I can barely make it to the bathroom alone, but he didn't make a peep.   Off he went with his bubbles and blanket in tow.
It wasn't long before he was in recovery and as we walked down the hall to see him, we could hear his new  funny voice screaming from his room.  The anesthesiologist said he had a ton of mucous and crap which had to be suctioned out before extubating him.  Other than that everything went great. 

Good bye tonsils and adenoids, hello narcotics!
Post operative he has been rather stubborn, ripping out two different IV's and refusing to swallow anything.  My favorite part of the day is when Dan brought Camden to see his brother.  The minute Camden walked in holding a Buzz balloon, Jace lit up.  He got a huge grin on his face and wanted Camden in bed with him. 

It has been challenging to say the least, to keep such a young guy hydrated when his throat hurts like the dickens.  Because he had gone more than 12 hours without any wet diapers the fun had to begin.  I basically get to pin him down and squirt 10cc of fluid in his mouth several times an hour.  I really think he wants to eat and drink(when Camden is doing it), but because it hurts he just puts it in his mouth and drools it all over himself.
Today is post op day 3 and things are still tough, but looking better.  He is in a Lortab trance because I'm giving it to him around the clock in order to stay on top of his pain.  But it is nice to be home and sleeping in our own bed.  We are anxious to have our rambunctious little guy feeling better and back to his normal good eating self.


DontYouWishYouWereUS said...

I am not sure which is worse his pain or that hospital gown. It is good to hear he is doing well but I still want to cry for you. This has to be so tough. You are a trooper and so is your little guy. I love that he lights up when Camden is around, that is tender. Love you. I hope Jace get better real quick.

Tawnya said...

Holy cow, you have so much going on! And I can only hope that Kit and Mason love each other as much as Camden and Jace.