Tuesday, March 06, 2007

I'm glad that's over :)

Jamie did so well yesterday with the surgery. He had his adenoids removed, and this was his first surgery. Nattie wanted to stay home from school to help support her little brother, so the 4 of us headed to the Parker Adventist Hospital for 8am. Everyone was very friendly, and there were no delays or hitches. Jamie was very nervous, but perked up a bit when he got to change into those cook hospital socks and the little gown/shirt :) I got to wear the lovely sterile white overalls to accompany him to the OR (we were joking that I looked like kids in the Willy Wonka TV room on the movie); that was a good laugh for all of us!

It was hard for me to leave once Jamie was asleep, but the procedure was over in 40 minutes (just enough time for Iain and Nattie to run to Starbucks), and we were all relieved to see Jamie start to wake up in the recovery room. We stayed for about 1 1/2 hours to make sure everything was OK, and then headed home. To say Jamie's recovery was speedy would be an understatement; by the end of the day he wanted to bounce around on his space hopper!

This morning he's doing even better - has needed no pain medication and says nothing hurts. In fact, he's running around like - well - a four-year-old! Thank goodness for that :)