Nik’s actual surgery went very well. It was a brief endoscopy and “removal of foreign object” which sounds ominous and impressive. In reality, it was just a quick look-see at his upper GI tract to make sure there wasn’t anything icky or scary going on; there is not. The “foreign body” was actually the surgical removal of his old feeding tube. The one he broke yesterday while trying to pull the pump and stand along with him as he made a dash for the door. You know, those tiny little fixtures can only withstand so much stress before they pop apart!
Nik did great. He was out of recovery pretty quickly, too, and back in his room before dinner time. The only down side today was all the waiting; Nik was bored and hungry and one cranky little dude.
I felt guilty earlier today that I was looking forward to Nik being out cold for hours on end so I could get a break. I worried in vain; Nik woke up fully from the anesthesia after about ninety minutes and was wired for the rest of the night. I had to force him to lay down with me at eight o’clock. He didn’t fall asleep until after ten.
Fingers crossed that he sleeps through the night and tolerates the pedialyte feeds. We switch over to formula in the morning.
More to come later…
Thanks everyone for your supportive messages and good thoughts and prayers. Keep them coming! xo