Tuesday, December 1, 2009

There's gone for good...

Tuesday Dec 01, 2009

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?
-Chris Cagle

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.


Praise the Lord that all went well!

Posted by Lynette Rhodes on December 02, 2009 at 08:35 AM EST #

So glad that it went well! Grace was frantic like that when she woke up from her surgery too, but by noon, it was better, thankfully. Hope that this winter is much more fun and lots less coughing than last!

Posted by Erin on December 02, 2009 at 02:14 PM EST #

Yea Jay! What a trooper!

Posted by Bethany Watkins on January 07, 2010 at 09:38 PM EST #

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