First of all, let me just say thank you to everyone who has called, texted, written or seen us over the past few weeks. We feel blessed to have the best friends, family and church family who care so much about us especially our precious little boy.
This picture greeted us as we entered the surgical ward of the hospital. I thought it was so sweet that they took the time to write every child’s name on sign.
Today’s surgery went so smoothly. I’m thankful for all of the people at Kosair. We seriously couldn’t have asked for a better staff this morning. Our anesthesiologist was wearing a surgery cap with Thomas the train hat on it and Benaiah smiled SO big when he saw it. He can’t get enough of Thomas! 🙂
Despite me having NO voice once so ever, Grant was able to communicate with everyone and voice our concerns clearly. Our doctor already talked to the anesthesiologist several times over the past week and a half to figure out a game plan for today. They decided to give him a glucose drip in an IV just to be safe. Since he was going about 9 hours without food when typically he can only go a maximum of 8 hours, this was great news for us. It put our minds instantly at ease. Then we were told they were going to do the anesthesia a little differently but nothing too abnormal. That was a HUGE relief to us. We were thinking we could possibly be at the hospital for monitoring for 6 to 8 hours after! So thankful :).
The nurses then began to prep Benaiah for surgery and gave them some “happy juice” as they called it. It comforted me that he was starting to relax. Then they took him away. It took everything in me not to break down at that moment…but then my phone started to buzz. Several friends started texting me at that moment saying they were praying and instantly, I was at peace. I was reminded that God is in total control and I know I’m not alone. (Again so thankful for all of you!!)
About 20 minutes later, our doctor came back and told us everything went great! What a huge relief and answered prayer!!
Then about ten minutes later, they brought Benaiah back. He was so groggy and cranky but just wanted to be held. We gave him plenty of snuggles, hugs and kisses while he drank some apple juice. After about 30 minutes, they told us that we could go home!!! Praise The Lord!!
So after staying in town for a few hours to make sure he was ok, we are finally at home and settling down. It has been a bumpy road but hopefully (fingers crossed!) we are in the clear!