Monday, March 31, 2008

Will hates cottonballs!

First I want to thank you all for praying for Will's surgery. He had his tubes put in on March 25th. It all went so well.
We had to leave at 545 in the morning to drive an hour and a half to the hospital. The kids both did great being woken up so early. They didn't sleep on the way up, but they weren't cranky either, so we were ok with that. When we got to the hospital, they took Will back right away and gave him "sleepy" medicine that didn't make him to sleepy, just loopy. When they took him back to the operating room, we waited in another room where I fed Abby and then she went to sleep in her carseat. She slept until we had to leave, what a blessing - because she usually doesn't sleep that well outside of her crib.

When Will woke up from anesthesia, they called me back. He was CRAZY! Screaming, kicking, and crying. After it wore off, he was fine... but that was normal for anesthesia. We went home and Will was fine, his ears were a little sore, but other than that - he was his normal fun self. We had to put drops in his ears for several day and place cotton in after to keep the drops in the ear. He definately does not like cotton in his ears... but with the bribing of treats, he kept it in!
The doctor told us that he had a lot of think fluid on his ears and that we wouldn't notice a huge difference in how he hears.... but we always thought he heard us just fine? Maybe he was good at reading lips...Poor guy - hopefully he will feel much better and not always be scratching at his ears. We go for a follow up visit in a few weeks... we'll let you know how they are working.