October 27th was Will's bilateral ear tube surgery.
I was thankful in some ways that we had been through a minor surgery before with Chase's trigger thumbs and knew a little about what to expect.
I was still a nervous wreck and tried to focus on the fact that he would be feeling so much better after it was done!
We had to be at the surgery center at 6:45 that morning, so we let the boys sleep until the last possible second and then put them in the car. We went into a private little waiting room while we talked to the nurse, got Will changed and waited for the doctor to come in and take Will. (That was a very difficult thing to see as a parent.)
He was very leery of the anesthesiologist and nurses. As he should be - he has been in for so many ear checks, etc lately that anyone who comes near him scares him.
The surgery went great - and was so fast! I think he was gone a total of 12 minutes. They called the room phone after 6 minutes to tell us they were done and he was in recovery. When he came in he was very out of it. Once he was around us and nursed he started to come out of it. Then he wanted to eat some cereal and a banana while he watched Curious George. :)
We were home and he was acting fine in no time. He took a good 2 1/2 hour nap that day and so far seems great!
loved his Elmo balloon he got from the surgery center!
We have to do 3 ear drops 3 times a day for 3 days and those aren't too fun - but short lived. We do have to place putty in his ears during baths from now on - so we haven't had to do that yet.
Hoping they heal well and stay in!
Playing in the leaves the night of his surgery - what a brave boy you are!