Thursday, April 12, 2007

Benny's visit to Children's Hospital

On April 10th, Ben had tubes put in his ears. He did remarkably well, the worst part of the whole ordeal was the waiting and the fact that he had to go without food ALL day (until 4:30!) The procedure only took about 15 minutes and he was in recovery for less than 30 minutes. Despite being very cranky after waking up out of the anesthesia, he still wanted to put his own clothes on ("Ben do!"). He flopped face down onto the bed after putting his shirt on and starting sobbing pathetically - I said, "Ben, what's the matter, what do you want? Do you want Mommy to hold you? Do you want Daddy? What do you need?" He said, "EAT SNACK!!!" After gobbling down about 4 graham crackers in record time he was a new man and after we got home, it was as if we had just had a shopping outing and not surgery. Completely back to his normal self within 1 hr after surgery. He's truly a fighter, that little ornery boy of ours. And thank God, because I know that is more than just a little bit of the reason why he was able to survive being born at 25 weeks...the nurses and doctors at Children's Hosp. couldn't believe how incredibly well he is doing. We are very lucky! The tubes seem to have helped already, he is saying all the syllables in words now, when he used to drop off the endings!

2 comments:

Melissa said...

Wow, what a trooper! I'm so glad that the surgery went so well and your little man is doing great! WONDERFUL NEWS!

Aunt Kelly said...

You are such a strong little boy.