Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Southern Gentleman Goes to the Hospital

The Southern Gentleman is not an early riser! It would help if he slept at night but unfortunately for about 6 months he had been waking up several times a night because he couldn't breathe. We took him in to our family doctor and he sent him to an Ear Nose and Throat doctor. He determined that SG needed his adenoids removed.

Well, today was the day! SG was up bright and early (but still a little grumpy.)

We loaded him up in the car and took him, still dressed in his jammies, to the hospital.

We got there prayed over him and settled in for a little cartoon watching before the procedure! Notice the unsettled look on my face. I didn't realize how worried I was until it was all over.

We made sure our little thumb sucker's hand was marked so that there would be no mistake in IV placement!

He was very patient as the staff took his blood pressure and temperature.
He got a bit groggy after he was given some medicine to help him relax. We took him downstairs and got him all ready to go back to surgery. He had such a small head that they had to use a shoe cover instead of a scrub cap.

Then they took him back and he didn't even cry! What a big boy!

Doc and I went and had breakfast and went to the waiting room. The doctor came and met us and told us that he did really well and that his adenoids were indeed VERY large. He told us he hoped SG would get a lot of breathing relief. Please God, let him start sleeping through the night so that his Dad and I can then sleep through the night!!!!

We went in and comforted him as he woke up from anesthesia. He woke up VERY grumpy!

Things calmed down once he found the magic thumb and could hold Daddy's hand!

It took him about an hour to wake up and return to his "normal" happy self!

Then the long part started...hanging out at the hospital to make sure that he was going to do ok. There was a lot of cartoon watching!

And a lot of eating. His appetite returned with a vengence! He hasn't gained weight in a couple of months and I think he was making up for lost time.

Daddy got to play the "Daddy" roll instead of the "Doctor" roll.

That was until an emergency arose down the hall that sent him running out the door to help! But he was back soon! And back in Daddy mode!

He watched movies and ate and ate and ate some more! I tried to read but I was unable to focus!

Finally, after hours of hanging out, we got to get that pesky IV out and head home!

Praise God! It couldn't have gone any better! He is back to his normal self! Now the waiting part comes...letting him heal up and letting the swelling go down and seeing if he will start sleeping through the night and growing!

When we got home, he was greeted sweetly with crayon pictures and dessert! His siblings and Grammy and Papa were very happy that he was home! Now they are all tucked in for the night and we are close to calling it a night! We all need a good night's sleep!!! To those of you who knew and were praying, thank you!!! God is GOOD!


Farm Chick (at Heart) said...

These pictures are great! I talked to Pop and Grammy last night to make sure SG was recovering well. I'm so glad he was such a trooper!

Give him love from us!

Kim said...

I am SO glad everything went well! Your little story made ME almost cry. I HATE seeing the picture of the nurses carrying him away from you....I like being in control, and that is the epitomic word picture of relinquishment. I will pray for a SPEEDY recovery and lots of good SLEEP over there!

Sondre Lyn said...

I am so glad everything went well. He is such a little cutie pie! And I hear ya sister... here's to a good night's sleep! :D

Grammy said...

SC is so adorable...that's probably the real reason they kept him for hours...love seeing the pictures (especially the shoe cover instead of a hair cover)and so glad it is over...praying for a speedy recovery and on to bigger and better things for the Southern Gentleman. Love you all.

Madison Sanders said...

Glad everything went well! That's grst that he didn't cry.

That pictuure fourth from the bottom is just precious!

erin said...

Little sweetie! I'm glad everything is going well.

Unknown said...

God is so good! Looking forward to hopefully seeing a post on how very wonderful sleep can be....