Friday, February 12, 2010

Joseph's Surgery

On Thursday Joseph had surgery. When went to primary Children's hospital outreach in Riverton. Everyone was supper nice, we were like the only ones in there. It was nice and clean. Joseph was thought to have a hypospadias at birth. So they sent us to the specialist. When we had our consultation a few weeks ago, He wasn't sure that is what was going on with Joseph. He couldn't tell on his initial exam, so we schedule surgery and they would find out what was going on when they were in there. The doctor was great! We really liked him. He did a great job! It turned out that Joseph just had funky foreskin and a circumcision took care of the problem. Joseph was very happy before he went back to Surgery. He was playing and having fun with the toys before they took him back! He was in Surgery for about an hour. After the surgery the doctor was very great at explaining things, which was very nice.

When I got to go see Joseph after surgery he was freaking out, and just wanted me, not the nurses!! He was crying, they were trying to give him a bottle of sugar water, but he wanted nothing to do with that. He calmed down when I held him and then I nursed him a little bit. By that time Jason was able to come back! Jason held him for a few mintues. He was still pretty upset so they gave him some pain med and then he settled right down. We were not in recovery very long at all. They told us things to look for took his vitals and then we were on our way. He did pretty good yesterday as long as he was being held. Last night he slept pretty good. He woke up alot and wanted to be comforted, Joseph did better than I had expected!
Today he did pretty good for the most part as long as he had his Tylenol very 4 hours. Nana came over to hold him which help give me a break! Jason had to work today. Hope he continues to get feeling better!! We are very thankful for modern medicine!!

Joseph can crawl! He is slow but he can get where he wants to go. At the beginning of this week he would be sitting down and then he would get to his tummy then back to sitting all by his self with no crying. He has been scooting backwards for a while now, but on Wednesday night he took a few strides, but today he is moving everywhere!! What our big boy!! Yeah for freedom for Joseph!!


Shelly Beth said...

Wow, what brave parents. I think it would be a scary thing to have a child in surgery. Joseph was such a brave little man! Awesome on the crawling, too!

Linda said...

That little hospital gown is cute!! Glad he did so well. :)