Friday, December 19, 2008

What a week

This was Balin's big week. On Monday we met with the ENT to talk about Ear Tubes. On WEdnesday morning we had them done! This was our first surgery with Balin, but it was done by the same Doctor who took out Ayden's rock from his ear so we were fairly comfortable! Balin did awesome. He woke up fighting the nurses, came home for a three hour nap and was perfect. He even seemed to feel better than he had earlier. We've heard lots of words that were never clear before! The surgery was at 7:00 a.m. So that means a 6:00 a.m. check in time! We were all pretty tired, but adrenalin and worry about TODAY kept us going. This morning he had his hernias repaired. Turns out that he had TWO inguinial hernias and several hydroceles (the hydroceles are basically fluid filled sacks that develop... they feel like water balloons. The Doctor is a little odd, but clearly good at his job! He put us very much at ease this morning! Again, Balin did stellar! When we got to recovery he was being held and cuddled by a very sweet nurse. He was not complaining, just resting well in her arms. When he saw us he reached and voila, discovered his IV. Which he immediately tried to remove. My stomach can't handle that. I HATE IVs and I've had enough in my life to not need a reminder to know what they feel like when they get pulled. So AHHH. I handed him to his daddy and let the nurse remove it. He then immediately calmed down and fell asleep in his daddy's arms. We got him to drink some juice asap and they let us take him home! He has been very sleepy and not comfortable. He obviously is in pain so we are not being hesitant to give him his tylenol 3! I've made him a comfy spot in the living room with pillows and blankets and he's been sleeping off and on and snacking on some crackers and juice. Thanks to everyone for your prayers and food and encouragement as we've gotten through this week! Hopefully this next week will be a week of healing and rest as we celebrate the coming of our King and the wonders of our Lord! Happy Hannukah and Merry Christmas!

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