Little man had surgery today (well, yesterday since its 3:20 am here.) they said his airway looks good, but not quite where they wanted it to be, so they trimmed some of the extra tissue. Dr said it would be a little sore, but not bad. (yea, right.) Then GI did an EGD scope and a biopsy and thinks he has some sort of esophogitus, the one from a food allergy- but we won't know for sure til the results come back. They got his MRI scheduled for today at 1 pm, and should be decannulating as soon as he recovers from the anesthesia they will use for the MRI.
So all day after they trimmed the extra tissue in his airway, all he wanted to do was sleep. But he kept getting interrupted. And he kept coughing and crying and throwing up. So he didn't eat anything more than diluted apple juice and about 6 oz of formula. He has slept about 4 hours since we got him up yesterday for the procedure. It's almost 3 in the morning now, almost a full 24 hour period.
He is so obviously uncomfortable, and we tried giving him some Tylenol. It worked earlier, letting him get those 4 Hours and 6 oz. Tried again when he woke up crying at 1 am. That resulted in a totally naked baby and TWO linen changes. So they gave him morphine through his IV. I've never seen him so loopy, but I know he's more comfortable than he's been this whole time. He's hanging out staring at his monitors and wiggling his toes, chewing his "mittens" lol. They have his hands wrapped in gauze because he wouldn't stop pulling on his cords and IV.
The doctor told me he wouldn't be in too much pain, it would just feel a little sore. Yea, sure, doc. I want to take my baby and snuggle him to sleep. I want him feeling better and back to his normal flirty self. I haven't gotten any smiles from him, and he has barely flirted with the nurses. Definitely not keeping up his reputation!
Anyway- I'm exhausted, I don't feel right trying to sleep when my baby isn't able to sleep as well. DH is sleeping in one of those hospital chair beds, but I told him I'll be going home for a shower and a few hours of sleep today, probably before the MRI. I literally lost my balance and almost fell earlier cleaning up one of the messes.
on Aug. 23, 2012 at 6:23 AM