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)))