Three hours from getting to and leaving the hospital! Not bad. We got to the hospital right at 9am. Finn did really well. He was of course hungry and kept signing "eat" while we were waiting for surgery, but we were able to keep him preoccupied with the toys and watching the other kids. We got in for surgery right on time.
Jim held him while they put him under and then we left the operating room. We went down to the cafeteria to grab something to drink and within 20 minutes, Dr. Soumeck came in to say everything went well. The recovery nurse brought him out maybe 10 minutes after that!
Then we went into the secondary recovery area and were able to leave just before Noon.
Finn was ticked in recovery because they had given him sugar water and he didn't want the formula. So the nice nurse gave him extra sugar water. Now his tummy is rock hard because he ate so much liquid!
We have to do ear drops three times a day for 5 days and we have a follow up appointment with the doctor in three weeks. He doesn't need ear plugs! He needs nothing as long as he is in water with chlorine and he needs cotton balls with Vaseline for his bath as long as the tubes are in. Finn is a little cranky, but they said that is to be expected. I'm thinking a long afternoon nap might be in order!
Thank you to everybody for your well wishes and prayers. It was relatively painless (for Finn and us!). Now fingers are crossed that these work and all is well long term.
Nearly half a million babies (1 in 10) are born premature in the US each year which is higher than that of most other developed nations. This is the journeys of our first born son, Finnegan, who was born 14 weeks early and weighed only 1 pound 15 ounces at birth. Of our daugher, Korrigan, who was born a healthy 7 pounds, 7 ounces at 37 weeks. And of our second son, MacKeegan, who was also born at 37 weeks at a whopping 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Our continued adventures reminds us daily how good God is.