A day in the life of a mother

This blog is about a day in the life of a frum (orthodox Jewish) mother with small children.

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

It's done!

Today was the babe's surgery. He was scheduled for 8 am but the hospital was running a half hour behind, so he was not taken until 8:30. He was out of there by ten to nine, and I was brought to him in the recovery room where he was screaming his head off. He was bundled up like a burrito in a warmed blanket, kind of like right after you give birth and they clean off the baby, bundle him up and hand him to you. I told the nurse I feel like I gave birth to him all over again LOL. He sucked down two of the hospital sugar water bottles, and wanted more but the nurses were afraid he would throw up had we given him more. When we got home he sucked down his bottle of formula and fell asleep. He has been pretty sleepy and cranky today due to being under the general anaesthetic.

The outcome is, he had a LOT of thick fluid in both ears, which the doctor drained before putting in the tubes. He also had a bit of discharge in his left ear. (He had an infection in his left ear friday, as mentioned in a previous post) Tomorrow if I still see some drainage I am supposed to give him Cipro ear drops. We have to go back in 6 weeks for a follow up to the surgery. Hopefully now the baby wil be able to hear much better, and avoid a speech delay. B"H everything went pretty well today.

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