Sunday, October 31, 2010

Going under the knife...

As most of you know, we struggle to keep John infection free. He got tubes a year ago and still continued to get ear infections.  Finally I had enough and went to see an ENT. I'll spare you the awful details and give you the summary... The doctor was a jerk and basically implied John's pediatrician is an idiot and does not know an ear infection when she sees one.  He said his tubes were fine and if I have not seen any drainage then they are working.  Because I know my son, I knew something was wrong. So like any stubborn mom would do, I opted for another opinion...How dare this Dr tell me I don't know my child! I set up an appointment for that Friday for Dr. Christie in Bossier City....HE WAS AMAZING!! anyways his report was John's tubes have not worked for a long time (interesting right), one tube is in sideways (wow...) and he needs his adenoids out. Surgery in 1-2 weeks tops! So we scheduled a surgery for the following Thursday (this past Thursday).  I took off Thursday and Friday.  Thursday we all filed into the hospital at 6am (Jeff, my mom, Jeff's parents and me)! He was given Versed (anesthesia) which makes him loopy! After about 30 minutes John was hilarious!! They the nurse came and took him back to surgery!  With everyone's prayers, knowing He would being watching over John through the surgery and comfort knowing that the BEST doctor was operating...I did not shed a tear! I was AMAZED I did not cry at ALL!! So thank you everyone for all your prayers because I truly was comforted!

John was gone for about an hour before he was in my arms again! He did fantastic and we were leaving the hospital around 9am!

Before the surgery

The wrist band was the worst part of the day for John. He wanted it off immediately. He kept saying bo-bo (this hurt me big time b/c I knew what it meant)

I thought the gown was precious.

Versed is kicking in....Your brain on drugs!

Versed in full force! He was hilarious!

Still not happy about the wrist band! But he let us put on the cap! Or should I say the drugs let us...

My sweet baby is back in my arms.  He was just waking up and fussy!

drinking grape juice. And boy did he down the juice!! He fell asleep multiple times in mid gulp!

Ready to take our baby back home! We were so relieved everything went perfectly!

He rubbed his nose a lot! :(

The lamb went to surgery with John. And this is how he came back to us! I just loved the Drs and nurses! So wonderful!

Surrounded by all his new toys-some still not pictured! 

John is so blessed to be surrounded with loving friends and family.  He was spoiled with love and gifts this weekend! Friends brought dinner and gifts! We felt so blessed to have such wonderful friends and family! John is doing perfectly now! Just as predicted, Friday he was up and running around as if nothing happened! He has eaten vegetables and chicken! Hoping this is the new norm and not just a fluke!

John will return to daycare tomorrow and hopefully not come home with an infection for a LONG TIME!!! :)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Asleep at the Wheel

I know it has been forever and a day since my last posting!!! I am busier than I have ever been in my life. Teaching 9th and 10th grade English, taking two night classes at Centenary, being a mom to an ever so sick child (who will be better on Thursday after his surgery- Adenoids removal and new set of tubes!!), being a wife, trying to pick up around the house- which this always seems to take the back burner, and many other things I know I am leaving out! Anyways, I have been so busy blogging takes a huge back burner! I have not even been able to read anyones blog since school which I hate!!! hopefully soon I can catch up!

Anyways, John's new obsession is this car below! The other day I set up outside and let him play in his car while I graded papers. I noticed he had not moved in a while and he was awfully quite.  I got up and this is what I saw... HILARIOUS! This kid ceases to amaze me!