Friday, March 25, 2011

Super Trooper

Tuesday morning they sewed up Porkchop's soft palate. (The soft spongy part at the back of your mouth.) Lots of people think that after his lip was closed, he was fixed. And while he looked sewed up on the outside the inside was still wide open. As our anesthesiologist put it, he used to have a convertible and now he only has a moon roof. In terms of surgery it is much more involved than his lip. He has had to learn to breathe through a much smaller opening. There is swelling, bleeding, and syringe feeding involved. Which is why I love, love, love that he is doing awesome! Better than awesome even! They had prepared us for spending a couple of days but we came home less than 24 hours later. He wasn't going to get anything there than he could get from me at home! Perk # 568 of seeing it through nursing clinicals. Porkchop hates hospitals more than his mom does. Once we busted out of there he's been almost back to his happy go lucky self. Except for the arm splints and syringe feeding which he thinks are lame. Can't blame him though, they are lame. He on the other hand is a super trooper!


4 comments:

cambridgeclan said...

Thanks for letting us know how he is doing. It is amazing how fast little ones can heal and bounce back. Now just to get through the time he has the arm things on.

Wilkins Clan said...

I'm so happy he is doing so well. I can't get over how handsome he is. I know this is no surprise to you but you are his mom. You guys really make some cute kids.

mycheekyredshoes said...

So glad he is doing so well...ao glad you are doing so well too :)

nate&amanda said...

I'm glad he is doing great, but a baby in a hospital gown is just about one of the saddest things you can see.

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