March 29, 2008

Clown Gown Time!

Bauer got to wear the clown gown again! It's so cute that they have baby hospital robes. Makes us laugh every time. He did great while waiting. We always hope the surgeon is on-time. No matter what happens Bauer can't eat again until after the procedure is finished. So holding him off after his 3 hour mark can get a little tricky. We try keeping him occupied with toys and people, but that can only lasts so long. The anesthetiologist came through with a few other nurses and discussed with us a new technique being used to make recovery a little less painful. It's called a nerve block. He explained that the procedure involves numbing a certain nerve in the palate area. It should help with the pain especially within the first 24 hours. The advantages far outweighed the disadvantages and we agreed to it.

Our appt. was 1:00 p.m and the doctor came in at 1:15 p.m. Whew!!

Now we just had to trust that the Lord was going to take care of our little man and everything from the surgeon to the tools he used was going to be perfectly prepared and precisely used.
We can't explain the strength we felt from everyone's prayers and encouragement back home. We have such wonderful friends and family!!
So we let the nurse take Bauer and told her to take good care of him.
You just feel so many different emotions simultaneously. Fear because of the unknown, Sadness because your baby is going to be hurting, Excited because Bauer will finally be done with this stuff for a while, and even a Peace knowing that this day is actually here and it's almost over.

It's amazing just standing there thinking about everything God has brought us to and through these past 8 months. He has continually proven Himself to be the God he says he is.
"Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever" Hebrews 13:8 Such a comfort.


Our surgery isn't until 1:00 today, but we have to be there 1 1/2 hours beforehand.

Make sure before your surgery day that you go over the food regulations. Depending on your child's age and time of surgery there are certain time constraints with solids and even clear liquids.

Everything has been going well. We were cleared for surgery, the thrush was under control, and the yeast infection on his butt was almost gone....................................UNTIL THIS MORNING!!!!!

We went to change his diaper and the yeast infection was back! aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!! You've got to be kidding me! I hit complete panic mode. Then right before I had a heart attack I realized there was absolutely nothing we could do but pray it wouldn't be a problem.

So around 11:00 we headed over to the hospital and within about 15 minutes they brought Bauer back to take his vitals. We showed them the massive butt funk and they said it would be fine. Thank God!! Some nurse actually gave us this random antibacterial cream, Bicatracin, to temporarily use and it looked amazingly better even after one application. We'll probably just stick to that for now.

They gave him this little wand to keep his attention while they gathered all the info. We almost had to sneak it in the bag because he loved it so much. Now all we had to do was wait to be called back to the pre-surgical area.


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