Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Whew....all done!

Where are we??

Ahh, it is all over!! Thank you so much for all of your thoughts and prayers, once again they did wonders! The staff at Children's was very caring and made this day much easier than I expected. Our nurse, Carol, instructed us to change him into his mini gown and slippy socks! Kasey and I both had a hard time talking to the anesthesiologists. It was hard hearing how they were going to give him a spinal anesthesia and breathing tube after what we went through in the NICU. Dr. Lingren spoke to us briefly and answered our questions.

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!!

Logan in his gown
Just waiting...
It is amazing how big this band was compared to his first ID bands!
Logan's bed was labeled with this sign
Walking the halls with Daddy
Playing before surgery
Reading Mr. Brown with Daddy in recovery
Enjoying sugar water and "I Love You Stinky Face" in recovery
Finally! On my way home!


  1. Glad he's doing well! I'm sure it is a big relief to have that done and over with!

  2. Hey there tough Guy,

    What can I say but you are amazing! I am really glad this is behind you. I bet you charmed all the nurses and doctors while you were there. See you in nine days, I can't wait. Mommy tells me you are getting around the house pretty well, I want to see your new tricks myself.

    Love you Logan,
    Gramma Janice