today was dane’s big day. i was slightly worried that he wouldn’t be able to get his ear tubes because he got a cold after his pre-op physical. but he didn’t have a fever so all was well. phew!
we brought the girls over to abby and lydia’s house for a sleepover (thanks, dacia, for taking care of 5 children: 3 months, 2, 3, 4, 5! YOu are the best!), so that i would be able to concentrate solely on dane!
last night we woke him up at 10:00 to eat a banana and give him some tylenol. this morning, i got him up, dressed, and out the door by 7:25. things go so much faster when there is only one child and not 3! (not that i would trade them for anything.)
we are about to leave the house and mister dane was just waking up. we got into the surgery waiting area and after we had all his vitals checked, dane was allowed to play with the toys. oh, there were great toys! twice i caught him crawling through the barn that was made for dolls, but he is such a little squirt, he was able to fit himself through without a problem! it was like he didn’t even know that he hadn’t eaten for like 10 hours!
after playing for a little while, dane was called back by the anestethiologist (totally sp) and we walked into a darkened room with lots and lots of star lights shining on the ceiling. he LOVED them. once the nurse held his arms down, dane breathed in the anesthethia and was soon out. i think it helped that i got to be right in front him, talking to him.
he’s such a great sport. the surgery went well. no major complications. his ear canal on his left side was really really small so they had to use a super small tube! the regular sized tube is dinky so i can’t even imagine a smaller tube. crazy!