Wednesday, July 29, 2009
At about 7:10 we gave hugs and kisses and the anesthesiologist walked him back to the OR. He was such a big boy, he didn't even fuss! Carol said that she would come to the waiting room and let us know when he was asleep. It seemed like forever but she finally came out around 7:35. He went to sleep with the breathing meds easily but they had a difficult time finding a vein because all of his good ones had been damaged from his NICU stay. In total I think we have counted five pokes! Thank goodness he was sleeping through that! Around 8:15, Dr. Lingren came out and told us the procedure was a success! It was such a relief to see him and hear that the worse part was over.
After about 10 minutes the nurse came to get us to bring us to recovery. He was very disoriented and crying big fat tears. He nursed right away but was a little gassy and uncomfortable. Finally around 9:00 he started coming out of it. We were discharged at 9:15. We have to treat the area with neosporin and soak him in the tub twice a day starting tomorrow. There is no bandage to deal with, thankfully! We will go back to see Dr. Lingren in 2-3 weeks to make sure everything is healing well. Kasey and I were both very nervous to change the first diaper but were pleasantly surprised to see minimal swelling, no blood, and that Dr. Lingren had done an amazing job!
Logan is doing amazingly well this afternoon! He currently is kicking and spitting (two of his favorite activities!). We just had friends come by and they couldn't believe how well he was doing! We sure do have one tough cookie! Thanks again, you guys are all wonderful!! xxoo!!