Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Brave Little Guy

We reported to the surgery center at 7:30 am

We then sat in the room for an hour and a half.

He changed into the outfit they gave him.
But kept looking at me like why are they making me wear this silly looking thing?

Finally it was his turn and he walked away like it was no big deal.
"You are the first one I've had all day who has walked back here on their own."

20 minutes later the doctor came out to talk to us.

30 minutes after that they let us go back and see him.

2 hours later we got to head home.

He slept in the car but wanted chocolate pudding as soon as we got home.

Then it was movie time.
He ate ice cream and two popsicles before he took a nap.

After he woke up he ate applesause and half of a nutrigrain bar.
By 7:30 it was bedtime and mom thought we were doing pretty well.

Sometime about 1:15 it all took a turn for the worse.

He was up every hour from 1:15 to 6:00. He would cough and then cry and then hack.

Finally at 6:00 I gave him another dose of medicine and he slept until 8:45.

Today has been bad.

He coughs and then whines like a wounded animal.

I know that this too shall pass but it is REALLY hard to watch.

He won't eat anything today so I'm just trying to push the fluids.

Hoping that tonight will be better than last night.

And tomorrow better than today.


OMH said...

poor baby... might want to let him sleep in more of a reclined position to cut the coughing....also maybe a humidifier?

KimN said...

Poor guy. He looks really pitiful in that one picture.

Jessica said...

You are so funny...."He was the first one to walk back there all day!" It was 8am.... :)

He is a brave little guy though.

I wanted to bring him some ice cream but Shane is sick....AGAIN! Even though I feel fine I thought I had better refrain.

Send him smooches for me though.

Heather said...

Actually that is what the nurse said to him. There were like 6 kids before him (they start early) and all of them were screaming. Remember I text you about the screaming?? :-)

kbreints said...

Oh yeah-- I am impressed with the walking back for sure!! what a brave little soul... I am sorry for the rough day yesterday :( I hope that he is better today!

Anonymous said...

Oh POOR Zack! He is a Big boy and I am sure he will bounce back! First couple days are the hardest! Give him some LOVE for me! Molly