Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Well things got off to a rocky start so far. Surgery was originally scheduled for 3:00 pm. That means Nick couldn't eat anything after 6 a.m. And clear liquids up until 11:00 a.m. We arrived at the hospital at 2:00p.m. and Nick was already kinda cranky from being hungry. Well, it's getting close to 5:00pm and we've gone through admissions and the initial meeting with the nurse practitioner but we're still waiting and surgery was supposed to start at 3:00 but they said things were already running behind. So finally they tell me that surgery got moved to 7:00pm ?!? What?? Why are they just telling us this? And why isnit being moved? No one can tell me for sure, just things are running behind and for whatever reason Nick was scheduled as an add on so he gets bumped every time there is any emergency. Then 6:30 comes and they take us back to the pre-op area and we meet with the anesthesiologist. Okay, now things are moving along.... or so I thought. Nope, an emergency rolls in right after us and they have to go back first. I am getting so irritated at this point because no one is telling me anything. I have to ask everything, what's going on? What's taking so long? And I'm not getting clear answers either. So we wait, sit and wait. Nick is doing pretty good but occasionally the hunger pains come back and he gets cranky. I don't blame him, I would be screaming my head off but not sweet Nick. He only cried when they put the dilating drops in, and only for a moment. He is really such a good tempered baby and he has the sweetest soul. He finally went back for surgery at 8:45pm. I really didn't think they did scheduled surgeries so late but apparently they do. It's 10:55 right now and he's still in surgery. I'm the last parent left in the waiting area which is hard, but not unusual for us. I am praying everything goes smoothly and he doesn't have breathing issues again but if the surgery takes a long time then he just might get stridor again but I'm thinking positively and praying for the best. I know a lot of people have been praying for Nick and we truly appreciate every prayer. So much.