Jadon waiting for surgery.
The pre-op nurses had me give Jadon some medicine that was supposed to relax him and maybe even put him to sleep. It kinda had the opposite effect on Jadon however. It made him a little crazy and loopy. He was being silly and when the anesthesiologist came to take him back for surgery he did not even care. Off he went happily. I was so grateful there was no screaming, crying, or tears. Thank you Shriner's staff for not breaking this Momma's heart!
We got multiple updates from the or nurses then finally got the call we had been waiting for. The call to say we could come see our baby boy! As we were walking up to the PACU doors we could hear a child screaming. Matt said "oh, someone is not happy". When the nurse came and opened the doors to let us in we quickly realized the "someone" who was not happy was our child. Jadon came out of anesthesia spitting mad. He was going nuts! It tooks Matt and I several minutes to get him calmed down. Finally Matt got him to rest and relax a little. After they made sure that he was doing okay they moved him to a room. Once they transported him we were able to pick him up and hold him again. That is all he wanted. Just to be cuddled in our arms and sleep.
Resting in the crib for a little while after surgery. Spent most of the time in our arms though.
The nurses could not believe how much Jadon was resting. To me it seemed like he was just trying to make the world go away. He would wake up every once in awhile and realize that darn cast was still there, get mad, then just go back to sleep. We felt so bad for him.
Finally in the evening Jadon went from this......
Once that was done we went back upstairs to wait for our carseat to be checked out and approved. Our carseat passed the test! Jadon fit in it with his cast with only a few adjustments! Woohoo! That was the last thing we had to do before we were discharged. We were back at the Ronald McDonald House by 10:30! Where Jadon rested, played, and watched Elmo for the rest of the day. Here he is sleeping with his Project Linus blanket that he got after surgery.
Here are some more pictures of Jadon's precious blanket. Just add this organization to my list of things I am so grateful for! Our life is so full of blessings! We were blessed to stay at the Ronald McDonald House of Philadelphia for the 7th time this stay. We are blessed to have such an amazing hospital like Shriners with their amazing doctors and nurses. Now we are blessed with comfort for our sweet boy in his time of need by Project Linus. Truly amazing.....
Our first night at the Ronald McDonald House a cute little doggy named Stella came to visit the children at RMH. We love when it is pet therapy night! Jadon and Mia LOVED playing with Stella.
We are home now and Jadon is doing well. We left for home on Saturday barely 48 hours after surgery. Jadon did not sleep well Friday night so we made the decision to drive straight through to home in one day instead of splitting it up into two days. Our thinking was that perhaps Jadon would rest better at home. We left Philadelphia around 7:30 am and arrived home around 9:30 in the evening. By the time we got unpacked, visited with my sister (our house/kid sitter) and the older kids, and did the bedtime routine it was 11 before we got Jadon to bed. He was asleep right away and slept through the whole night! He woke up around 8:30 the next morning. It was so wonderful!
Today (Monday) is the first day that I did not give Jadon any ibuprofen. He had a great day and has not been complaining about the cast. Seems to be getting used to it and the shirts we bought about 3 sizes too big seem to be working out very well. Overall, we are all adjusting and recovering. Linda from Shriners is supposed to call me sometime this week to set up our return visit in four weeks for cast removal, and five days of therapy.