My sweet little Benson had his procedure done today. All went well. He was starving and nervous while we waited. He relaxed a little when the PA came out and started talking to him about going with her to pick out a balloon and eat a popcicle. After a little convicing, he decided that sounded like fun so he took her hand and walked out of the room with her. It was a different experience to watch my child 'walk' away from us to the OR instead of pushed away in a crib. I'm not really sure if he ever got the popcicle or if it's just a way to get him back there...I hope he did. Anyway, it took about an hour, the doctor came out and said 'it' (that's what we'll call it) was farther up than originally anticipated and he thought he might have to do a more serious proecdure to bring it all the way down (involving cutting veins and yadda yadda--my first thought was, OH PLEASE NO!), but he was able to bring it down far enough to keep it safely functioning. It is still not all the way down where it should be, but good enough. I was SOO grateful that it did not require all that. And the hernia was 'rather large' as well. It was strange to see Bensons name on my hospital band this time.
He woke up from anesthesia very angry. He was kicking and screaming and he wasn't sure what the heck was going on. It was sad.. They gave him something to calm him down and we got to come home. What a LONG day it's been! He threw up twice and was soo miserable and complained all day that it hurt. They told us he'd probably sleep most of the day and he slept for like 10 minutes. The rest of the time he whimpered and sobbed. He's been so cuddly and just wants to be held. He kept saying, Benson can't walk Mommy..his anesthesia hadn't quite worn off. (He always talks in third person) He did get really excited over some spiderman fruit snacks that his best friend Ethan brought him to make him feel better... so cute.
It's nice that it's over with. Hopefully the incision will heal ok and we have no further problems with 'it'. :) He isn't supposed to do any 'significant physical activities' like swimming, riding bike, or playing at the park for a month... that should be fun to try and get a two year old to not do all his favorite things..:)
Trying to keep him occupied and happy before suregery...He put on the yellow hospital socks but refused to take his clothes off and put on the gown...