Here we go...on our way to surgery! We had no idea what to expect and REALLY didn't think we'd be in the hospital for four days. In fact, prior to going in John said, "Maybe they'll be ready to go home on Saturday!" Ha ha...we had NO clue how involved the post-surgery would be or how hard it'd be to handle two one-year olds in the hospital. How do you get a baby to stop pulling at his tubes or reaching for his bags and pump? These curious little guys were VERY good but really challenged their mommy and daddy to the fullest! Ha ha!
Overall, the surgery went well and the boys are healthy and happy. In fact, since the surgery, Parker has eaten OVER his minimum orally and continues to eat crackers and purees! He DID NOT lose his oral ability and we have yet to gavage his feeds! Tyler has increased his minimums as well but still needs day and night gavages - but we see so much promise with him. I think the NG-tube was negative for him so with its removal, we may just see improved eating! We've concluded that the surgeries were positive and necessary choices. Whew...here's one for mommy and daddy!
Enjoy the surgery "story" below!