Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Camden's Surgery

Today Camden underwent surgery for some issues with his teeth. Many of our friends and family members knew it was coming, and I wanted to give an update on the process and how the little guy is feeling.

We arrived at the hospital around his appointment time and they took him right in because they were running ahead of schedule. We got him into his gown and they let him drive a little scooter around. It was adorable and it really helped him be comfortable with the staff working with him.



Not the best picture but he was in motion.


He was in for around two hours, and then when he was waking up they brought Will & I into the recovery room to be with him. I sat in the chair and held him, and rocked him as he woke up. It was extremely hard.

We were told he would whine and cry for a while, and it was a good half hour of that with him finally falling asleep on Will's chest before he really calmed down. It was probably the saddest thing I have ever witnessed.  It was extremely hard and trying as a mother to watch my baby go through it.  No matter how much he needed it.

He was a trooper!


We were able to get him dressed and have his IV taken out. After that we had to wait about another 20 minutes to make sure he was ok before they would let us bring him home.

He was good for the whole car ride home since he slept most of the ride, but as we got home he got sick. Which I was expecting since I had the same reaction to surgery and all the medications.

Once we were home he laid down and slept a little bit more and when he woke up he was feeling much better, he also noticeably looked much better.

A juice box and apple sauce and he was well on his way.
He actually had dinner too, we made Mac N Cheese, nice and soft for him to join in.

We are winding down for bed now and he is almost a 100% different kid than he was this afternoon.

I want to thank all of our friends and family for the calls, texts, e-mails and checking in on him all day. You made a difference for all of us.  Thank you!

Now to see if he is up for school in the morning!

1 comment:

chad * kaity * kami* said...

Very happy to hear everything went well! I'm sure it must have been a nightmare for you though :( *I bet you're so glad it's over!*