Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Seeing Our Boy
We met with Dr. Bradley and his team after the surgery, and everything went very well. He said there were no surprises, and the bleeding was to be expected for this surgery. Everything is stable, and they even laughed and joked a little, said he's still as cute as ever, and that's unusual, especially for the surgeon. Those of you who have met Dr. Bradley know you won't even get a smile unless he's very confident of results and stability...
Then we got to go in for a short visit with our sweet boy. While it's not pleasant to see him with all the tubes and monitors again, we were prepared from the last surgery, and did not feel the swelling looked awful. He of course has some swelling and drainage, but the nurse told us it's minimal. Please continue to pray that doesn't change. The nurse seemed particularly pleased that she had already been able to reduce some of the high-powered drugs, although she'd had to start some morphine as he was showing signs of pain already. This is also expected after this surgery, but we just hope that can also be kept at a minimum as he wakes up. He will probably sleep until late night or early tomorrow, and I'll try to post any big changes as we get them. We are just rejoicing and thankful for God's hand of healing to this point!