I'm not sure if surgery can be a nice day, but so far today has gone as well as can be hoped for. We expected Joshua to get fussy after missing his 4 a.m. meal, but he hung in there until he was taken to surgery around 7:30.
Medical City Childrens Hospital has been excellent in every way. (although hospital food is still hospital food). Communication and attention to detail have been superb and the people who work here have taken the time to be very helpful with every need.
One neat thing that I have not seen before is a message board in the waiting room let you know the status of the procedure. A scalpel means surgery in progress, stitches mean they are wrapping up and a band-aid means they are headed to recovery.
Joshua was pretty groggy from the anesthesia...
Now he is out taking a lap of the floor to see what he can see. He has a short attention span and got bored in our room. He takes after his dad on that score I think.
The lip looks good (I think)... It will take several weeks for the incision line to start going away, but he can still eat as normal.
Thanks to all of you who have been so supportive.
If anything, spending a few hours around a children's hospital will make you thankful for the health of your kids. Across from Joshua in Pre-Op was a kid not more than 12 years old who was in for a pacemaker replacement. He had also had heart surgery and other problems. Another young girl was in for prep work for a colon resection procedure.
Be grateful for the amazing blessings in your life!