Saturday, April 05, 2008

The Big Day Arrived

Yesterday was Mac's big day for surgery. We had to arrive at the hospital by 9:30 AM to get him prepped for surgery. He wasn't too impressed with the having to wear the hospital gowns. At least they were kind enough to let him keep his underwear on! LOL


Shortly after that the nurse came in to put his IV in his arm. The nurse did an excellent job and got it done on the first try. As a reward the hospital gave him a little bear to see him through the surgery.

A little while later they gave him some sleepy medicine and we walked with him to the surgery doors. Then we headed to the surgery waiting area when I got a call from Allie saying she had split her pants open at school. Mike offered to go and get her some pants from home and take them to her at school. So I sat and attempted to stitch...it didn't work. I just couldn't keep my attention focused on my stitching.

Originally Dr. L said that it should take about 2 hours. Unfortunately there was a lot more infection in there than they had thought so it ended up taking 4 hours. When Dr. L was done and came out to speak to us he was honest with us and told us that he thinks that he wasn't able to get all the infection out and in 6-9 months Mac will have to repeat this surgery. I am very glad Dr. L was honest with us about that. After the 2nd surgery is done they will then do another surgery to reconstruct the hearing bones.

When we finally did get to see Mac after the surgery I wanted to cry. He looked like he had been in a boxing ring and lost. As you can see his head is wrapped in bandages which get to come off Monday when we go back for a check up. They had to take a small piece of skin from his ear to graft on the eardrum. He has stitches for that but the incision behind the ear is literally super glued closed.


He seems to be doing pretty good right now. The main thing besides his pain right now is making sure he doesn't fall. His balance is a little off right now but the Dr. said he would be like that for a few days. Overall, his surgery went great and no problems. We just have to wait and see if it comes back or not.

I want to thank everyone for their good thoughts and prayers for Mac. (((HUGS)))

17 comments:

Dee said...

Hope Mac is feeling better soon. We'll keep your family in our prayers. He's such a spunky little boy if he can smile through all that. I HATE getting an IV!

Chiloe said...

I know how it feels to try to stitch and not being able to because we can't concentrate ... When emma was 14 mo , she had surgery and I was so worry waiting in the waiting room with all the other parent (I think it's even harder with a baby: you feel like: they are to young to have a surgery)

Of course, with Pierre who was hospitalized a lot, I got used to stitch to make the time pass faster ...

Hope Mac recovers very quickly with little pain. Is he going to have antibiotic too?

Tell him we are sending him a lot of kisses and hugs ;-)

Sally said...

I hope Mac recovers quickly. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers {{{{hugs}}}}

Ranae said...

I do hope Mac has a quick recovery. He's such a cutie!!
Cute spring FOB too.

Karin said...

Best wishes to Mac for a speedy recovery.

Chiasmata said...

Mac's so brave! I hope he recovers quickly and is back to his usual self soon.

Jenn said...

Best wishes to Mac! I hope all goes well at his apt on Monday.

Kendra said...

Here's hoping Mac has a speedy recovery!

Svenja said...

Best wishes to Mac! I hope he recovers quickly.

Cathy said...

Wishing Mac a speedy recovery!

Stitchingranny said...

Oh poor boy hope he is soon feeling well again and in the meantime give him lots of hugs and TLC.

Jenna said...

Looks like Mac was a big, brave boy for his surgery! I'm glad that it went well and that the doctor was honest with you about what he found and that he would have to go back in again. I hope that Mac has a quick and painless recovery.

Kim B said...

What a trooper Mac is! I hope his recovery is a breeze and that things go well.

Itching To Stitch said...

Glad he made it through the surgery well and hope he recovers quickly. Sorry he has to go through this again though ;)

Carla said...

Glad everything went well with the surgery...I wish him a speedy recovery!

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

Glad to hear Mac made it through his surgery safe and sound. I hope he makes a swift recovery.

Michelle said...

I'm so glad to hear the surgery went well. Hope Mac is recovering quickly!