Saturday, July 31, 2010

Check Out My New Ears

As I've mentioned earlier, O has had lots of ear infections since he turned one. We visited a ENT doctor several weeks ago and he recommended that O get tubes in both ears. His surgery was scheduled for July 29th at 8:45am. We had to be there at 7:45 and O couldn't have anything to eat or drink after midnight...hard for a fellow who loves to have his milk first thing in the morning...sigh. It went very well...we arrived and Brent entertained O outside while we were waiting to be called back. When we got back to the pre-op room, luckily they had a wagon that entertained him for the last 20 minutes before the procedure. From there we moved onto stickers and then they called him back. After some anesthesia and a little surgery, viola, a new set of ears. They gave us the impression we would be back there when the anesthesia wore off, but to our surprise he was definitely waiting on us when they called us back. Poor Angela (his nurse) got her workout for the day waiting for us to come back there. Ha ha! He was so happy to see us, or maybe he was more happy to see the big cup of milk we gave him! Unfortunately, the milk seemed to reappear on our ride home from the surgical center (yuck, talk about a mess). Overall, the surgery went very well and we're proud of how well O handled everything. Hopefully we'll be seeing a little less of doctors now and our little man will be happier and finally get some relief from the ear infections.

Upon arrival - poor fellow doesn't have a clue!

...still no clue

Mommy, why do we have matching bracelets?

Daddy pulling O in the wagon before going back.
Recovering after the surgery...finally something to drink

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