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A Day in the baby had surgery.

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Friday, March 25, 2011

A Day in the baby had surgery.

Yesterday I made the most of the day with my kids.  We went to the zoo and had a picnic with some friends.  I needed yesterday to be a good day too, because I knew that today could be a hard one.

Hudson had his adenoids out this morning.  And tubes put in his ears.  And really, the worst thing of all to me was the frenulectomy.  Don't worry, I didn't know what that was before either.  It's for kids who are "tongue-tied."  Meaning, when they stick out their tongue, it looks kinda like this.... doesn't stick out all the way...kinda curves back downwards. (that's not actually him.)

Well, Hudson had that.  So, they go up under the tongue and clip that piece of tissue that holds your tongue down because it's too long and can cause speech issues, etc.  (In infants it can often cause issues nursing, but didn't for Hudson ever which is probably why we didn't notice it earlier.)

Tid bit had his adenoids out last year (and tonsils), so I was prepared for that part.  And the tubes in the ears, well we know LOADS of kids who've had that done.  But this tongue thing....well it just made the whole thing pitiful.  And noone ever told me that I should wear a shirt I don't care about to the hospital because my shoulders were covered in blood when we left.

I don't know about you, but when my kids are bleeding...and a lot of it, well it just makes me cry.  Not to mention that when they come out of anesthesia they're just pitiful.  Crying and crying.  Man...just broke my heart!  I'm not the pass-out -at-the-sight-of-blood sort of person either, but it does make me sad.  And today, well his poor little just kept bleeding and bleeding.  All over me when i was holding him after his surgery.  I feel sure I'll come up with some new tips for everyone about how to get blood out of a shirt that you really like.  Or not....  It remains to be seen.

Anyhow, we're home and he is sleeping now, and I'm thinking that despite the nice weather, I might just go take a nap too.  I'm exhausted.  Watching your child be pitiful just takes it right out of you!

Hopefully he'll be feeling better soon.  Sure do appreciate any prayers you feel like tossing to the Big Daddy in the sky on behalf of us!

PS.  You'll never guess who almost made an appearance at the hospital today either?!

No, I'm not kidding.

First words out of the anesthesiologist's mouth when he walks in to meet us and go over things.... "Oh, he has a crooked eye.  Do you know that he has a crooked eye?"


"Yes I know...does it have any affect on his ability to have anesthesia for this procedure today?"


"Alright then, moving on."

Are you kidding me?!  He clearly doesn't ever read my blog!?!?! LOL!

Ok...forgiving now.  Just had to tell you!

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At March 25, 2011 at 2:33 PM , Blogger Ashley and Kate said...

Oh, Logan! My mom is a speech therapist and recommends kids have a frenulectomy all the time!!!! While it is painful to watch/see - the "benefits" you will reap in him being able to lick his mouth, and do all sorts of things we take for granted, is TOTALLY worth it!

At March 25, 2011 at 2:37 PM , Blogger Chris and Emily said...

so glad the surgery is over and that he did well. Praying he heals super quickly. Did you know that Cort's tongue was tied but our pediatrician caught it when we were still in the hospital so it was done when he was just a day or two old but he was nursing like a champ before, I think the doc just happened to see it when he cried or something.

Sometimes us mama bears have to roar a little .....

At March 25, 2011 at 2:44 PM , Blogger Ashlee said...

I'm so glad everything went well!

At March 25, 2011 at 4:12 PM , Blogger LoganW said...

Thanks everyone! He just woke up from about a 3 hour nap and had some yogurt and applesauce, so that's good. He's totally wobbly walking around though....still pitiful, but so sweet!

At March 25, 2011 at 6:39 PM , Anonymous Kim D said...

Oh my word-I'm laughing SO hard at the last bit of this post-honey, you are someone's dinner story tonight! But, ok, about your sweet little guy, owie, ow! I am praying he heals super fast and your memory fades soon, too!


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