Monday, March 11, 2013

The story of the tubes...

Sweet baby in his little hospital gown and aggravating hospital band!
Little man had tubes put in his ears on Wednesday.  Everything went well.  We had to be at the surgery center super early that day and he did great!  Well, he did great until the nurse put a hospital band around his ankle and Daddy pointed it out!   Then we had a big 'ole fit because he couldn't take it off!  Oh well, he looked so sweet in his little baby hospital gown and Oh how I cringed when they took him from my arms and swooped him off for the procedure.  What seemed like hours, only took a total of 15 minutes from the time we sat down in the waiting room until the time they called us to the recovery room.  The Doc said that there was a LOT of puss in his ears which really eased my worries. (I have been going back and forth with myself on whether Hudson really needed tubes, and hearing those words was a confirmation!) It was hard seeing our baby so drowsy/drunk looking!  He cried until they placed him in my arms and I quickly placed a milk bottle in his mouth!  He sucked the bottle down too quickly...and cried again.  The nurse had some concern over how his heart rate had elevated and called the anesthesiologist.  I gave him some juice which calmed him down which in turn, brought his heart rate down and the anesthesiologist realized that he had just been really upset. We were then released. 
My drowsy boy on the car ride home

As soon as we got in the truck he stopped crying and after a few bites of a "feel better" doughnut we arrived home where Mommy and Hudson cuddled up in the bed and took a 3 hour nap :)  We were good as new when we awoke!
Hudson after waking up from his nap (good as new!)
He smothered me with kisses!  It was soooo sweet!  I swear after nap, he began speaking better and the next day he took his 1st step!  The day following that, he took two steps!  The doc said that his ears being in the state that they were in could possibly mess with his speech (which he had slowed down on) and walking (equilibrium).  We are still tackling sleeping through the night but I know it may take some time until he is100% again. 

 If I had to do it again, I would still make the same choice.  I can really see a difference so I'm sure my little lamb can too!