Monday, July 21, 2008

Hospital: Monday #2- Out of Surgery

A is out of surgery and is resting.

They took A this morning at about 6:40 down to surgery prep. Erin and I went with. We left him around 7:40 so that he could head to surgery. We did not hear anything until 9:30 when we learned that the surgery did not start until 8:40 since they had to anesthetize etc... He had an epidural as well as general anesthesia. He also had an additional IV put in because they can put in larger IVs when babies are sleeping as their veins are more dilated.

We received word around 10 that they were finishing up and Dr. L would be up to speak with us. He came up at about 20 after and gave us a good report. He will have to go back in about 10 days to have stitches removed. L cleared out adhesions (scar tissue) that had formed due to the blockage and surgery from before (this is normal) and then reconnected him. He has "lots of intestine" to work with, so his prognosis is very good!

We anticipated being able to see A around 1045, and were not able to do so until nearly 1130 because A had an apneatic spell when he arrived in recovery. It was an isolated incident and required that we stay a bit longer in recovery for extra monitoring, but since he is ok we are now up in our room.

A is clearly uncomfortable at this time. His pain meds have been increased and he is now resting more peacefully. I held him for a bit down in recovery, but since he is sleeping soundly now in his bed, we are letting him be for the moment. We are expecting more visits from Dr's yet today to check in on him and his pain.

Erin and I are mostly feeling relieved. When A is no longer in pain, we will feel much better, of course.

Thank you to all,
Sara, Erin & A

13 comments:

N said...

I'm so glad to hear this.

bleu said...

I am so happy to hear it is over. The candle is shimmering bright now and love is coming your way.

possiblemaybe said...

What a relief that the surgery is over, but oh! How hard it must be to see your little boy all hooked up & groggy & uncomfortable :(

So, so happy to hear that A's prognosis is good - lots of intestine = fabulous!

xoxo!

Casey said...

I am so relieved to see an update from you. You all have been in my thoughts all through the morning. I can't begin to imagine how difficult it must be to see your son in pain and out of it. I hope his pain subsides soon and that you are all home before you know it.

vee and jay said...

We're glad little A is safely out of surgery and that his prognosis is good. Hope he heals quickly.
Love from both of us.

Rachel said...

I'm so glad the surgery is over. Hang in there - I hope A. will be awake and smiling for you in just a few hours.

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tbean said...

Thanks for finding time to update--so glad the surgery is over. Let the healing begin. hugs

Merr said...

Oh I am so glad to hear that all went well. I feel so bad for your little guy. He is too little to have to go through all of this. I hope everything gets better so you guys can put this behind you.

MaMaMia said...

Here's hoping his recovery is quick! Thanks for taking time to update all of us. Hugs to your family.

*G* said...

Glad to hear things went well and that tough little A is on the road to recovery! Stay strong, moms - he'll be smiling again really soon, I'm sure!

Poltzie said...

Glad the surgery went well and I hope that baby A can be home with you soon!

teakettle3 said...

Wonderful news! Hoping you all can get some rest in the next day or so. Here's hoping for the momentous first poopy diaper!! Much love and prayers!