Monday, November 8, 2010

Home, Sweet Home

Dylan had his surgery this morning as scheduled. He did a great job and has been very brave. He was not happy about being in the pre-op room and kept telling me all done and bye bye, but for the most part we were able to distract him.

D did great during surgery. Unfortunately, when Dr. Ostlie located the testicle in his abdomen it was no longer functioning, so he removed it. The good news is, it turns out you only need one and as Aunt Andrea said, D is all boy and is certainly not lacking any testosterone. I'm, of course, a bit disappointed but glad that we are done with surgery.

D was still in a decent amount of pain when we got home from the hospital. And he was very out of sorts and did not like it at all! When we got home, he was acting like he wanted to eat, but every time I tried to feed him he would cry. Eventually, we got him his medicine and he's been napping for about an hour. Thanks for all of the thoughts and prayers!

(*Note - you'll notice that D's face is pretty scraped up. We went to the zoo yesterday and D was running and fell on his face. He recovered fairly quickly and was running around again within a few minutes)

Getting into his fancy operating gown!

They had cars like we have at home! It was a great distraction for a little pumpkin that hadn't eaten all day!

Looking at pictures of Ella is always a good distraction!

Playing with the stickers we got from Kylie's birthday party!

Speaking of Kylie, Jody and Kylie came up to visit us in the waiting room! It was a great distraction and we had a blast playing in the house!

After they brought me to the post-op recovery room, I had to wait for D for a few minutes. After a minute or so, I could hear his hoarse little voice calling mama, mama! Finally, D came through the doors, looking awfully pitiful. He was pretty hysterical and the post-op nurse told me they had given him a couple of rounds of medicine and didn't think he was in pain anymore, but he just kept crying for me. Indeed, he did just need mama, after a few minutes he was sleeping on me.


  1. Get better soon, little man. Hope you're all done with surgery.

  2. What a champ! Get better soon, D-man.

  3. Even when in pain, he is such a cutie and a sweetie. Speedy recovery D-man!