Jun 4, 2010

Out of Surgery

Thanks for all the prayers.  This went better than anyone expected ... even the doctors were thrilled! 

We took the other 5 kids over to Grandma's last night at bedtime so she could get them up and over to school this morning.  Dan and I got up at 5 and left at 5:15.  Got to the hospital at 6 and had the procedure a 7:45.  By 10am we were in our kitchen cooking breakfast.  Now that is fast!! 

The anesthesiologist was of course a bit concerned due to his condition and we had some conversations about our wishes if something were to go wrong.  (Which is always a horrible conversation!)  And I told him that Manny is very difficult to find a vein on.  (I learned this the hard way when we were in the hospital last.) 

We went to the waiting room and it was only about 20 minutes before he was in recovery.  Before we knew it I was holding him and he was waking up and getting some pedialite in his new button.  (Very cute). 

The anesthesiologist even came by later and reported how well he did and that I was right about the IV.  He said he NEVER has troubles and he did with Manny.  And I could tell ... he had bandages on both hands and both feet.  Poor baby ... and of course he was awake for all of that!

We are so blessed to have so many wonderful people praying for this special little guy.  He continues to worm his way into many people's hearts.  People can't help but fall in love with him and his gentle, sweet spirit. 

Sorry about the picture quality ... I was distracted and didn't get very many pics.


  1. Oh Beth -

    I am so glad to hear that all went well and sounds like quickly.

    Blessings and hugs -


  2. Great news! He is such a gorgeous little guy - those eyes get me every time! God bless!