Today was a VERY long day! First, let me start by saying that everything turned out GREAT! Really, Parker's surgery couldn't have been better. He had two hernias fixed, one on either side. The surgery went smoothly and believe it or not, Parker came back to our room extubated! Yes, he was on his cannula with pure oxygen! We were MORE than thrilled to see this! What a rock star!
So here are highlights from the day...
Because the nurses had a hard time getting a good vein in Parker's foot or hand for the IV, he ended up having it in his head. Not pretty, but effective.
When I arrived the poor little guy was very sad because they stopped feeding him at 5am. He was supposed to have surgery at 10am, but was bumped to 3pm! I sat with him the entire day and tried to keep him calm, what a tough time for mom!
He was transported to the OR via a life support transport, or as the nurses called it, his "chariot"!
He was almost too big for the transport. As he cried his way down to the OR, his feet were kicking the sides of the plexiglass. I was trying to calm him, but I couldn't really walk next to him without tripping over people.