Monday, November 14, 2011

Surgery day

Well, needless to say last night was a sleepless night. At least for Parker and I it was. He wasn't allowed anything to eat after 12. Now, this is a baby who has to be woken up every three hours like clockwork to eat, and all of a sudden you're telling him he can't have any. You can imagine how this ended. The only way that he would stop crying was if he was laying on my chest. Therefore, that is how we stayed most of the night.

They came in around 7:00 to start getting him ready and get consents signed. By 7:30 I was carrying him down to surgery. He even got his own hospital gown this time.

By 10:30, Dr. Roth came into the waiting room to meet us. The surgery went as expected. They were able to take the vent out immediately, like we hoped. He is back in his room now and is definitely in alot of pain. Go figure they only gave him Tylenol in recovery! We should be home by tomorrow if everything goes as planned. We have been taking turns consoling him. Laying like this is the only way he stays calm.

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Surgery #3- Hydrocele

We are officially admitted into the hospital again, and Parker is having surgery tomorrow to fix a hydrocele. A hydrocele is a fluid-filled sac that surrounds his testicle, causing swelling. It's actually very common in baby boys. From what they tell us, the odds are 1/10. The catch is that most times the problem will correct itself. In Parker, however, we are continuously pumping fluid into him-his dialysis-so the area cannot heal on its own. We have left it alone for so long, because it wasn't causing any issues, but lately it's been causing problems with his stomach. We can't have that happening, because we need him to get chunky as quickly as possible for transplant. The procedure is a minor one and typically takes 1-2 hours, but please keep us in your prayers tonight!

Parker has definitely not forgotten this place. He has been mad at every nurse, or doctor, who has walked in the door and he lets them have it! Getting an IV has proved to be a huge challenge, but thanks to one of our favorite NICU nurses- who came up to our floor just to give him his IV- we finally got it done.

Here is a picture of how peaceful he was BEFORE the madness. He had no clue what was about to happen. Sad thing is, we're not done making him mad for the night. It breaks my heart!


Sunday, November 6, 2011

Updated pictures

My first walk with Mommy and Aunt Bessie.

First Halloween..

Mommy's little nerd..

Just figured out what the TV is..

Caught him smiling..

Watching LSU beat Bama!

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