Saturday, November 27, 2010
Surgery Center Waiting Room
Waiting for surgery with Dad and the ipad.
Mikan's stoma revision is complete. As soon as we entered the outpatient surgery center, Mikan started crying. He refused to be weighed or sit still for a biox reading. Whenever anyone in scrubs entered his room, he tensed up, waved at him/her, and said "Bye bye." After the surgery we couldn't calm him down until we left the hospital. His first words waking from anesthesia were "Mom" and "Bye bye." I hope it's awhile before we have to take him back for anything.
The actual surgery took a little longer than anticipated because the ENT noticed a cyst she had to remove on his stoma. She thought it looked harmless, but sent it in for testing just to be sure. He now has three rows of stitches to seal up his airway. The incision looks nice and clean; it's just a straight line. No one would even know he had a trach. Later, he can make up a story about a knife fight or something.
We had family visit us for Thanksgiving, so staying at home was nice. I'm becoming less mobile each day, so keeping close to our house is important.
Last night while John and Mikan were wrestling, Mikan fell and broke his glasses. They had a good year and a half run though. Right now electrical tape is holding them together. It blends nicely with the frames.
Mikan playing "nurse"
Mikan decided to taste peppermint only after he made his horse a peppermint treat at the Riding Center.
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