It’s done. Over. The tube is gone.
Let’s hope it helps.
After a rocky night last night and a rushed morning in which we had to starve Nik (just kidding…he couldn’t have anything to eat before surgery), we made it to the hospital with time to spare.
Our little Energizer Bunny did so great; he really is a trooper. During the whole waiting period before surgery, he walked the halls with Mommy & Daddy. ACTUALLY WALKING! Woo Hoo!
He freaked out a little bit when they took him back for the anesthesia. The anesthesiologist was really great though; I warned her that Nik is autistic and has a lot of sensory issues and instead of letting the nurses strap him to a gurney, the doctor scooped him up and carried him —talking to him and laughing. She made him so comfortable. Yeah, I got a little teary…
The surgery was very fast; the recovery was bumpy but we finally made it home early this afternoon. Poor Nik was sick in the car and basically passed out for much of the ride home. I remember reading someone’s comment somewhere (sorry, my blog memory is shot tonight!) about how “if my son even closes his eyes, whether for five minutes or two hours, he’s napped and ready to go!” Yep, Energizer Bunny Extraordinaire struck this afternoon. NO NAP!
Nik managed to shake off the after-effects and was his usual tornado of activity for the rest of the day until he fell fast asleep without a fuss at 7:30. Bliss!