I was finally able to get surgery time for Little Man Monday afternoon, which was set for 8:15am the next morning... so we had to be at the hospital for 6:30am!!! Eeek. Lucky for us (yes, this is sarcastic here) Little Man had a rather bad night on Monday. He woke up at 9:30pm, right before I was getting ready to head up to bed. He spent the next 45 minutes extremely unhappy with me, not really sure why?? I finally got him to bed just before 11pm, and off I went. He was up again at 3:30am, although thankfully it was a short one. I had my alarm set for 5:15am, as I had spent the previous afternoon de-thatching the back yard, I really needed a shower. Our Nanny arrived just before 6am, which is the same time that Little Man woke up. Bug had gone to spend the night at Grandma's so that she could take him to school for us, which just left sleeping Monkey for Nanny.
We arrived on the 3rd floor right on time, and were assigned a bed. We waited around for a good 45 minutes before a nurse came along to get Little Man's vitals, and talk about the surgery. Little Man was actually enjoying himself there, he had cars to play with, a garage too. He was also being his cute and adorable self with everyone around us. He did start to get antsy about 20 minutes before surgery, I think he was just getting a bit tired. At 8:15 we were brought to the surgery waiting room so that we could talk with the Anesthetist before actual surgery. It was awful having to give Little Man over to the nurse... he got really upset when he realized they were taking him somewhere... away from us!
Surgery itself was really, really quick! Hubby and I went to the waiting room, at which time Hubby decided to head downstairs and get a coffee. Within 8 minutes my pager went off! I headed off to Little Man's slot, hoping to see Hubby on the way... no luck. Just as I got to Little Man's spot, they were wheeling him back already. He was just laying in his cot, sucking on a bottle, looking very out of it. The nurse warned me to NOT take the bottle out, she said that when she had he threw a fit LOL. I then got to spend the next 15 minutes doing my best to calm him down. The nurse had taken the gauze off where his IV line was, but before she could do anything, Little Man ripped it out! He got even more upset when I had to hold some gauze to his hand to stop the bleeding. Finally after walking the halls I was able to calm him down... still no Hubby at this point, and I'm not allowed to leave the unit yet. I did finally notice a door at the end of our hallway that looked to lead to the waiting area, and sure enough there was Hubby. He said he had thought he heard Little Man crying, but really didn't think he would have been out yet.
All in all, surgery was quick and relatively easy, we were home by 9:30am. The only downside was Little Man not letting me lay him down in his crib for a nap yesterday, must have been worried I would be gone again. He finally fell asleep on my chest at 4pm, poor little thing was just so tired, but didn't want to go to sleep. Hopefully we can get back on track today.
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