Friday, January 20, 2012

Dots and Incisions

Arrive at the Inova Hospital 12:00 p.m. for check-in
Go back for pre-op about 1:30 p.m.
Surgery scheduled for 2:00 p.m.
Brayden was happy, wrapped in the warm blankets and even had a couple of power naps.

We waited until 4:15 p.m. before he was finally wheeled back.

Surgery for one hour.
Botox in both legs (the small red dots).  Two incisions, one on each leg, sites for the hamstring/adductor release where the orthopedic surgeon cut parts of the muscle to release pull on his hips (the gauze covering).

One hour in recovery.
Brayden was kept comfortable with codeine and a new teddy bear friend.

Finally made it home after 8:00 p.m.

Up several times through the night for pain medications and gagging (I think having the breathing tube in makes his throat a little sore, which leads to coughing).

So far this morning he is doing pretty well.  Does not want to be touched and those diaper changes are rough since the incisions/gauze are right on the diaper line.

Today is some pain medication and cuddling by the fire.

Then Monday back to orthopedic doctor for follow-up.


Mo said...

Poor fella'... Hopefully the worst is behind you.

Shannon said...

Glad you are home and he is recovering. Enjoy snuggling by the fire this chilly weekend!

Anonymous said...

hope he's feeling better!!