Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Surgery Smurgery!

Well Cyrus must have known that he was having surgery early in the morning because he woke up ten minutes before my alarm was set to go off at 5:00 AM. So he watched his favorite TV show The Upside Down Show while I got ready to go and off we went in the wee hours of the morning to the hospital. Craig stayed home with Collin while my mother met me up at the hospital.

All went well... we got in on time, we were the first on our doctor's schedule, right in and right out. His hernia repair surgery was just over 20 minutes long. He had a pretty decent sized hernia and hydrosil, but it was easily stitched up and he was ready to go after about an hour and a half in the recovery room. We spent most of our time trying to get Cyrus to drink something so we could prove he was not nauseous and go home. But after trying all the things that normal kids like (juice, sprite, popsicles) we finally got him to drink from a sports water bottle from the vending machine.

And if you had seem him this afternoon you would have never known this boy had surgery just a few hours ago. He is doing great and the surgeon says that by tomorrow he will be feeling little to no pain (as long as he doesn't pull the incision) and the stitches will dissolve so all we need to do is set up a follow-up in three weeks to make sure every thing still looks good. I am happy, Cyrus is happy, hurray!

Oh and one other thing... I got the Medicaid thing settled yesterday afternoon while at Collin's food/speech rehabilitation evaluation. We got "emergency" Medicaid cards enabled and so that is cleared up! :) NO need to reschedule Collin's gastro appointment on Monday and our prescriptions for Cyrus' pain meds were covered today. Whew! I even got a direct line phone number to a woman I from children's Medicaid! How awesome is that!?!

oh yeah, a second thing... the evaluation for Collin was to replace the therapy from the college in Denton. It looks like we will start in the next 6-8 weeks depending on insurance blah blah blah. Collin will have Speech therapy twice a week! The NP who evaluated Collin gave him great reviews and said with intensive therapy she thinks he will be just fine. He rated 15 months old on the receptive scale, and 8 months old on the expressive scale in language which is right about where I expected. He understands far more than he can express but he tries really hard. *Deep Sigh* So after a whirl wind of emotion and drama things may be calming down for a little while and we can all take a rest. Excellent. :)

Cyrus was so excited about playing the toy area
before surgery, he must have been the happiest child there!

More toy playing in his gown and duck feet socks.

My brave little man still waking up from surgery in
the recovery room snuggling up with Nana.

Cyrus was all set to go and excited to be taking a
wagon to the car... To my carseat, driver!

1 comment:

Kim said...

So glad to hear everything went well for your little man!