Hunter had his surgery yesterday, the 29th. We are rejoicing because everything has gone really well so far. Michaela took Andrew and Ryan to the zoo while Sean and I headed off to the surgery center with Hunter and Hailey. Hunter was so excited because he thought we were taking him on a date day. What a date we picked huh!!?? He had his backpack on and he was ready to get in the car way before time to leave.
Once we got there, he was still doing great because they had a waiting room with toys. Once we got to the back, though, and they started getting him checked in, he was really scared. And then that all changed once they gave him the "happy juice" (Versed). He was super silly and laughing. Then they took him back. The surgery lasted about 30 minutes or so. Then they took him to recovery, which lasted another 45 minutes or so because they just wait for him to wake up. Once he did, we were able to see him! He was very upset and trying to pull his IV out and he was coughing a lot and itching his nose (because of the drugs!). He fell back asleep for a little bit on me in the rocking chair and then they discharged us after he was stable. He kept telling me that he wanted to feel better. Awww, poor Hunter. :(
He threw up on the way home in the car. An excuse to clean out the carseat! lol
Once home, he has been camped out in our room ever since. We have done lots of movies and we brought in some games and toys. He has been doing very well. We can tell he's not feeling super great, but he has been in really good spirits. He is on hydrocodone, antibiotics, and ear drops. he has been doing very well with drinking fluids and eating his soft foods. He is limited to soft foods and little activity for 10 days and he can't leave the house because of his weakened immune system. He's sleeping in our room. He did a little too much this afternoon because The Nafzigers brought by food and he played with their kids outside for a bit.
The surgeon said his adenoids were enlarged, he did not have an ear infection, and the one enlarged tonsil, once out, did not look too large compared with the other, so he was not concerned at all about it being something else, but he will still send it off to the lab to be tested.
I had such paralyzing fear last week, but I felt God gave me peace yesterday. I mean I was still nervous, but not fearful. Through this, as with every trial in life, God has been showing me various things. I am hoping that I can learn and grow from this and be obedient to Christ.
Take time to love on your loved ones!!!!