There's gone for good...
and there's good & gone
There's gone with a long before it
Wish she'd been just a little more clear
Tell me - what kinda gone are we talkin' bout here?
When we're talking tonsils & adenoids, we're talking gone for good this time. Yay! I am so hopeful that this means that the recurrent croup, congestion, cough, strep, and general sickness that followed our family last winter will be gone for good, too.
No big news from the hospital trip this time. Doogie Howser was on anesthesia duty, but decided we could go ahead with surgery this time. Jay was *frantic* when he woke up from anesthesia (and I mean, screaming out of control like a wild animal!) but the nurse gave him some good drugs that helped him settle down. He took a few good long naps in dad’s arms, mom’s arms, and now he’s headed back to dreamland in dad’s lap again.
He seemed to feel pretty good most of the afternoon, flirting with all the nurses while riding around in the cutest little red wagon. He’s still attached to a pulse ox and an IV, so we just toted the poles and lines up and down the hall of the hospital as we pulled the wagon. He thought it was great fun – and he’s looking uber-stylish in his Bugs Bunny hospital gown.
Derek and Jay are currently watching basketball. I must say that watching basketball from a hospital bed brings back some difficult memories of March Madness 2008. I vividly remember watching the ACC tourney @ Duke and wondering what taking care of a heart baby was going to mean. I kept thinking, “I guess he’ll never get to play basketball…” We’ll see – he’s officially clear to do anything he wants and I’m so grateful for that.
But today, I’m just grateful that surgery was as easy as surgery can be and he’ll be headed back to his old self soon.