Wyatt had his surgery this morning, and it went much better than the last time. We are so thankful that Granny came in for a visit and to help because Julia could not go to school today. She has been running a fever since Tuesday night. We suspected strep or the flu, so she did not see the doctor until today (our pediatrician has us wait at least a day after symptoms start before seeing possible strep cases). Julia has already developed Scarlett Fever, and taking her with us for the surgery would not have been good for her or anyone else. Now I will recount the day we have had.
Wyatt was okay with going to surgery this morning. He was in a good mood, but as soon as he got settled onto the gurney and dressed in his gown, the crocodile tears started flowing. He was so scared. The nurse gave him the "happy" juice, and his sobbing soon stopped. We then had a happy drunk on our hands, and he was hilarious. He kept laughing and asking Andy how he got four eyes and two mouths that were "stuck together." We actually had a good time prior to surgery with all the silliness. I did even ask the doctor about a volume button, and Wyatt liked the idea. At that point, he was okay with anything.
He did great for the surgery, and he was combative coming off of the anesthesia, but the nurse put him in my lap. With Andy's help, I was able to control his jerks, and the nurse gave him something to make him sleep until the anthesia wore off. The last time he had surgery, he was given something to help him sleep, but it didn't work. This time, it did. He slept fairly peacefully and was no longer disoriented when he finally awoke. Wyatt continued to stay calm until we got home. He started going south and got mad at Andy over a DVD, so he decided that he would hide between the couch and the wall for two weeks. Andy left him alone. Wyatt fell asleep on the couch, and now he is watching Scooby Doo. So far, no sliding across the kitchen floor.
I grabbed a quick lunch when we got home, took Julia to the doctor's office, dropped her off at home, went to get her prescription, and then picked Savannah up from school. Whew!! It has been a loooong and busy day.
Wyatt's lip looks amazing right now, if you can visualize it without the stitches. However, it will be several weeks before we will know if this surgery has the anticipated result. Savannah seems to be trying to come down with something. She hasn't run a fever but has felt miserable off and on all week. So, please keep praying for Wyatt's surgery results, Julia's speedy recovery and for wisdom regarding Savannah.
Thanks for sticking with us.