We all made it through our first night without the six of us under one roof since Cameron's NICU discharge in October. It was much harder on Ben and I than it was them I am sure. Cameron enjoyed having mommy and daddy all to himself and staying up past his normal bedtime last night.
We had to arrive at DHMC at 8 am and we waited, and waited, and waited some more before they finally took him back to start anesthesia at 10:12am. Luckily Cameron slept most of the time while we waited or he would have been crabby from not having his bottle or food this morning. When they took him in we were told that the surgery would take about 2 hours start to finish but they booked the room for 3 hours just in case. We went down stairs to get a bite to eat after seeing on the monitor that surgery started at 10:43. When our pager went off at 11:36 my heart plumetted into my stomach as I was sure that something had gone wrong during surgery. I was relieved after running back upstairs that his surgery was complete and the doctor was ready to see us.
As the nurse brought us back into the post op room I could hear Cameron crying and saying mama. That of course started the waterworks! We were pleased to find out that they did not have to do quite as much work they had originally thought was needed and he did great with it all. At noon he gulped down an 8 oz bottle and they were ready to let him leave shortly after that .
Cameron has been a little angel all day for all he went through, barely fussing at all. I think the worse part of recovery for him will be the fact he cannot go in the jumperoo or excersaucer for 2 weeks. Hopefully Brady does not break them all by then!